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Journal of mass spectrometry : JMS

Derivatization reaction of the mycotoxin moniliformin with 1,2-diamino-4,5-dichlorobenzene: structure elucidation of an unexpected reaction product by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography/nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


PMID 12898650

Abstract

The derivatization reaction of the mycotoxin moniliformin with 1,2-diamino-4,5-dichlorobenzene was previously introduced to improve distinctly the sensitivity of an assay applying high-performance liquid chromatography prior to fluorescence detection. In the course of the implementation of this derivatization approach into a liquid chromatographic/mass spectrometric method, an unexpected derivatization product has now been discovered by mass spectrometry. In order to elucidate its structure, detailed investigations with liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography coupled on-line with NMR spectroscopy were performed. These studies give evidence for a heterocyclic structure that has been formed by the loss of one water and one carbon monoxide molecule. A reasonable mechanism for this derivatization reaction is proposed.

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