Mass spectrometric identification of aldonolactones as trimethylsilyl derivatives
Journal article, 1967
Trimethylsilyl ethers of aldonolactones are useful for the identification of aldonic acids by mass spectrometry. Peaks recorded for the molecular ion (M) and for mass M-15 give a reliable determination of the molecular weight. Significant differences exist between 1,4- and 1,5-lactones. All diastereomers studied can be well distinguished from each other.