Introduction to Mass Spectrometry

An introductory tutorial for students at the University of Arizona -- contents:

INTRODUCTION:  a brief description of a quadrupole instrument, information provided by an EI mass spectrum (including a table of common isotopes), a listing of other methods, and some helpful websites

EXAMPLES:  characteristic fragments observed in compounds presented by functional group

INTERPRETATION:  the basic steps to interpret an EI mass spectrum

QUIZZES:  Each quiz listed below is designed to help you learn how to interpret EI mass spectra
Alcohols Alkanes Amines Esters Halides
Aldehydes Amides Carboxylic acids Ethers Ketones
Written by L.Breci