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Characterization of the major chemical constituents in Ardisia gigantifolia by high performance liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry

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Abstract

The dried root of Ardisia gigantifolia Stapf. (RAG) is mainly used as a Chinese folk medicine. A clear understanding of its major components is very important in their rational clinical use and pharmacological research. To find more of the major components in RAG, a high performance liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization and quadrupole time-of-flight-mass spectrometry method (HPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS) was proposed. The components were characterised based on their accurate mass and MS/MS data provided by the QTOF-MS as well as by comparison with information from the literature. In this study, 27 phytochemical components were tentatively characterised. Notably, out of the 27 components, 8 triterpenoid saponins are new and their chemical structures have been proposed for the first time in RAG. These results showed that the HPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS method was a powerful tool for a comprehensive research of RAG, which could provide a meaningful basis for further quality control and pharmacological as well as toxicological research studies.

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The article was received on 17 Aug 2017, accepted on 06 Sep 2017 and first published on 07 Sep 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01983A
Citation: Anal. Methods, 2017,9, 5816-5825
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    Characterization of the major chemical constituents in Ardisia gigantifolia by high performance liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry

    Z. Chen, Y. Ling, Q. Zhang and H. Wan, Anal. Methods, 2017, 9, 5816
    DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01983A

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