A HPLC-MS method for profiling triterpenoid acids and triterpenoid esters in Osmanthus fragrans fruits
Triterpenoids, as an important family of plant secondary metabolites, have important biological activities associated with health and disease prevention. In this work we proposed a HPLC-MS method for profiling multiple groups of triterpenoid acids and triterpenoid esters differing only in one position of the hydroxyl or methyl group in O. fragrans fruits. A total of thirty-one compounds were identified, and twenty-seven components were discovered in O. fragrans fruits for the first time. The HPLC-MS profiling method was applied in the analysis of the triterpenoids of O. fragrans flowers, and the time courses of triterpenoids of O. fragrans fruits.