Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Synthesis of isomeric and homologous spermidine and spermine derivatives and their identification by mass spectrometry.The structure of homologous and isomeric spermidines and spermines follows from mass-spectroscopical analysis of their peracetyl (see text, footnote 3) (Table 1) or tosyl-acetyl (Table 2) derivatives. In the case of the peracetyl compounds, triads of peaks are recorded which, according to the number of methylene groups between the nitrogen atoms, show mass numbers characteristic for each of the substances (Scheme 1, ions b, d, e and c).On the basis of cyclic ions of type f (Scheme 2), occurring in the mass spectra of N-acetyl derivatives, tosylated on a secondary amino nitrogen atom, deductions can be drawn as to the number of methylene groups between neighbouring tosylated and acetylated nitrogen atoms in these compounds.
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