Chemical Sciences: A Manual for CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test for Lectureship and JRF/Charge remote fragmentation

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Charge remote fragmentation is a type of covalent bond breaking that occurs in a gas phase ion in which the cleaved bond is not adjacent to the location of the charge.[1][2] This fragmentation can be observed using tandem mass spectrometry.[3]


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