# Amide fragmentation of salicylamide

I want to ask a question about the fragmentation of the $$\ce{M_17}$$ peak of Salicyclamide to a phenolic fragment.

I was reading the following paper giving a profile about salicyclamide.

I want to determine a mechanism that gives the following product from the fragmentation scheme:

I am however, unable to so far produce a mechanism that shows the scheme above.

The figure below shows the closest attempt I have made so far.

I feel my attempt is incorrect since there is a net charge change.

What mistake am I making that can rectify my result and provide a reasonable suggestion for the mechanism involved?

I don't understand how this question can be voted for closure as it is "not relevant to chemistry". This is a clear phenomena given in a research paper and I wanted to discuss the mechanism(s) behind such findings that have been observed in the paper - as noted in the help centre under Questions relating to observed chemical phenomena.

I realised that for an $$\ce{m/z = 92}$$ you would need a $$\ce{C6H4}$$ ring with only an oxygen group attached. If a positive charge is present, this implies that there is a radical at position 2 ortho to the $$\ce{C=O}$$.