Fragment ion

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Fragment ion

A product ion resulting from the dissociation of a precursor ion.

Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment.

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An electrically charged dissociation product of an ionic fragmentation. Such an ion may dissociate further to produce other electrically charged molecular or atomic moieties of successively lower formula weight. See also Daughter Ion.