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Capturing volatile natural products by mass spectrometry

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Covering: up to 2013

This review gives a modern methodic overview of how volatile natural products from various sources such as plants, animals, bacteria and fungi can be trapped and how compound identification can be performed even in cases of very low yields or within highly complex compound mixtures. A detailed discussion is presented on how a structural proposal for an unknown analyte can be derived from GC-MS data. Furthermore, the application of trace analytical techniques in biosynthetic studies with isotopically labelled compounds is presented, including a discussion of the pros and cons of different kinds of stable isotope labellings in GC-MS analyses.

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Submitted
28 Aug 2013
First published
24 Feb 2014

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2014,31, 838-861
Article type
Review Article

Capturing volatile natural products by mass spectrometry

J. S. Dickschat, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2014, 31, 838
DOI: 10.1039/C3NP70080A

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