Answer 6.6

a) Identify the bonds to be cleaved by RDA reaction of the following molecular ions.

The RDA reactions are shown with the charge residing on the larger product ion. However, the opposite charge localization may also be observed.

RDA product ions

b) What is the mechanism of CO loss from phenol molecular ions?

CO loss from phenol

c) What is the prefered neutral loss of aromatic methylether molecular ions?

Loss of formaldehyde, H2CO, 30 u.