Kendrick mass

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Kendrick mass
Mass scale obtained by multiplying the atomic mass unit (u) (or equivalently the dalton (Da)) by the ratio of the mass of the CH2 group to 14.0000 to simplify the display of peak patterns in hydrocarbon mass spectra.
Note: The scaling factor is 14.0156/14.000.
Related Term(s): mass defect

Kendrick, Edward (1963). "A mass scale based on CH2 = 14.0000 for high resolution mass spectrometry of organic compounds". Anal. Chem. 35: 2146-2154. Retrieved 2010-01-25.

Marshall AG, Rodgers RP (January 2004). "Petroleomics: the next grand challenge for chemical analysis". Acc. Chem. Res. 37 (1): 53-9. doi:10.1021/ar020177t. PMID 14730994.

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