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Some structural features (functional groups) correlate with certain
ions or groups of ions in the mass spectrum. For instance, the m/z
77, 65 pair is often observed in the spectrum of molecules containing
a phenyl ring.
- Several class series are tabulated in McLafferty, F.W. Interpretation
of Mass Spectra.
- Common class reactions should be studied to aid correlation of spectra
to structure. This is very important for identifications.
John S. Riley, DSB Scientific Consulting