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Use of Doubly Charged Precursors to Validate Dissociation Mechanisms of Singly Charged Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) Oligomers

Abstract : Collision-induced dissociation of doubly charged poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) molecules was investigated to provide experimental evidence for fragmentation reactions proposed to occur upon activation of singly charged oligomers. This study focuses on two PDMS species holding trimethylsilyl or methoxy end-groups and cationized with ammonium. In both cases, introduction of the additional charge did not induce significant differences in dissociation behavior, and the use of doubly charged precursors enabled the occurrence of charge-separation reactions, allowing molecules always eliminated as neutrals upon activation of singly charged oligomers to be detected as cationized species. In the case of trimethylsilyl-terminated oligomers, random location of the adducted charge combined with rapid consecutive reactions proposed to occur from singly charged precursors could be validated based on MS/MS data of doubly charged oligomers. In the case of methoxy-terminated PDMS, favored interaction of the adducted ammonium with both end-groups, proposed to rationalize the dissociation behavior of singly charged molecules, was also supported by MS/MS data obtained for molecules adducted with two ammonium cations.
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Thierry Fouquet, Valerie Toniazzo, David Ruch, Laurence Charles. Use of Doubly Charged Precursors to Validate Dissociation Mechanisms of Singly Charged Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) Oligomers. Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2013, 24 (7), pp.1123--1129. ⟨10.1007/s13361-013-0665-2⟩. ⟨hal-01460449⟩

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