Identification of Barrenwort flavonoids by high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry
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- Shevlyakova, O.A., Vasil’ev, K.Y., Ikhalainen, A.A. et al. J Anal Chem (2016) 71: 768. doi:10.1134/S106193481608013X
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Fragmentation of the main Barrenwort flavonoids—icariin, icaritin, icarisides I and II, and epimedins A and B—is studied by tandem mass spectrometry. High-resolution mass spectra of positively charged ions of these compounds are obtained under the conditions of collision-induced dissociation. Characteristic fragment ions are determined, which ensured the classification of unknown compounds as Barrenwort flavonoids. Epimedin C was isolated from raw plant material by preparative liquid chromatography; its structure was confirmed by 1H and 13C NMR spectra.