Analysis of Organogermanium Compounds by Field Desorption (FD) Ionization
Organogermanium compounds are organometallics that contain a carbon to germanium chemical bond. Germanium shares group 14 in the periodic table with silicon, tin and lead and the chemistry of organogermanium is somewhat similar to that of organosilicon compounds and organotin compounds. While metallic germanium is widely used in semiconductor devices, infrared light sensors, etc., organogermanium is advocated as a non-toxic alternative to many toxic organotin reagents.
In this work, we report the analyses of organogermanium compounds by field desorption (FD) using the JMS-T100GC “AccuTOF-GC” time-of-flight mass spectrometer.