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Alpha Cleavage

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  • Alpha cleavage in mass spectrometry is a characteristic fragmentation of the molecular ion derived from carbonyl compounds, in which the bond linking the carbonyl carbon to the atom occupying an alpha position breaks.

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    see beta cleavage