Spectroscopic Methods for the Identification of Sesquiterpene Lactones

  • Valeria P. Sülsen
  • Osvaldo J. Donadel
  • Cesar A. N. CatalánEmail author


The most widely used spectroscopic methods for the identification of sesquiterpene lactones are discussed. The most distinctive and characteristic signals in the UV, IR, MS, 1H-MNR and 13C-NMR spectra are discussed. In addition, some examples of the application of these techniques for the structure elucidation of some representative sesquiterpene lactones with different skeletal types are presented.


UV CD IR MS 1H-NMR 13C-NMR 2D techniques 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeria P. Sülsen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Osvaldo J. Donadel
    • 3
  • Cesar A. N. Catalán
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y BioquímicaCátedra de FarmacognosiaBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.CONICET – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Química y Metabolismo del Fármaco – CONICET (IQUIMEFA)Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Instituto de Investigaciones en Tecnología Química (INTEQUI), Universidad Nacional de San LuisSan LuisArgentina
  4. 4.CONICET – Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Instituto de Química del Noroeste – CONICET (INQUINOA)San Miguel de TucumánArgentina

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