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.


hydroxy acids

aldonic acids


xylonic acid


Göran Petersson

Department of Engineering Chemistry

Olof Samuelson

Department of Engineering Chemistry

Klas Anjou

Department of Food Science

Erik von Sydow

Department of Food Science

Acta Chemica Scandinavica

Vol. 21 1967 1251-1256

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Analytical Chemistry

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