Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 2433-2442

The stereospecific loss of water from B-homocholestanols under electron impact

František Turečeka and Ladislav Kohoutb

a The J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 121 38 Prague 2
b Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6


The mass spectra of six isomeric B-homocholestanols are reported. The spectra differ in relative intensities of ions originating by losses of water, acetic acid and ethylene. The differences are rationalized with the help of labelled compounds and metastable spectra.