Parent ion

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OBSOLETE
Parent ion
This term may be obsolete, deprecated or superseded.

Use precursor ion


Orange Book

ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Parent ion

An electrically charged molecular moiety which may dissociate to form fragments, oneor more of which may be electrically charged, and one or more neutral species. Aparent ion may be a molecular ion or an electrically charged fragment of a molecular ion. Synonymous with Precursor ion.

IUPAC 1997 Orange Book Chapter 12
Index of Orange Book Terms


Gold Book

GOLD BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the Gold Book). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997).

Parent ion

http://goldbook.iupac.org/P04406.html

An electrically charged molecular moiety which may dissociate to form fragments, one or more of which may be electrically charged, and one or more neutral species. A parent ion may be a molecular ion or an electrically charged fragment of a molecular ion.

Source:

PAC, 1991, 63, 1541 (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1549

Orange Book, p. 205

IUPAC Gold Book
Index of Gold Book Terms

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