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    Volume 42, Issue 3 (May 1997)

    The Mass Spectrum of Cocaine

    (Received 17 June 1996; accepted 9 September 1996)


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    The current literature allows an analysis of the electron impact mass spectral fragmentations of cocaine (I). Using published high-resolution mass measurements as a reference, the mass spectra of several cocaine derivatives were examined—specifically those having individual functional group modifications at the nitrogen, alkyl ester group, aromatic ring and two-carbon bridge. Previously proposed major fragmentation pathways are supported by these data, and structures and mechanisms for lesser fragmentations are proposed. The relative intensities of the m/z 152 ions in the mass spectra of the cocaine diasteromers are rationalized based on these proposals.

    Author Information:

    Smith, RM
    Quality assurance coordinator, Crime Laboratory, Madison, WI

    Stock #: JFS14150J


    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14150J

    Title The Mass Spectrum of Cocaine
    Symposium ,
    Committee E30