Is propylene oxide a case of non-ergodic behavior?

C. Lifshitz, T. Peres, N. Ohmichi, I. Pri-Bar

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The unimolecular dissociation reaction of the propylene oxide cation-radical to the acetyl cation plus the methyl radical was studied by means of carbon-13 labeling and MS/MS techniques. In one of the dissociation pathways, in which acetone ion is presumably an intermediate, the newly formed methyl is lost preferentially to the pre-existing methyl. Propylene oxide demonstrates non-ergodic behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes
Issue number3
StatePublished - 29 Oct 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy


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