Electron impact studies. XXXVII. Skeletal-rearrangement fragments in the mass spectra of alkyl and aryl isoxazoles
JH Bowie, RKMR Kallury and RG Cooks
Australian Journal of Chemistry
22(3) 563 - 575
AbstractThe mass spectra of substituted isoxazoles are reported and discussed. The spectra of isoxazoles are strikingly different from those of oxazoles because the initial fragmentations of isoxazoles involve N-O bond fission. Specific skeletal-rearrangement processes are observed in many spectra, and it is proposed that they proceed through azirine and oxazole intermediates. Certain fragmentations have been studied by deuterium labelling. The hydrogens attached to an isoxazole ring do not randomize with the hydrogens of the methyl and phenyl substituents.
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