Saponins are amphipathic glycosides that constitute a class of secondary metabolites found in natural sources, in particular abundance in various plant species and more recently found in marine organisms . They were named by the soap-like foaming they produce when shaken in aqueous solutions, presenting surfactant properties, explained by their chemical and structural composition.
|Title of host publication||Tandem Mass Spectrometry - Molecular Characterization|
|Editors||Ana Varela Coelho, Catarina de Matos Ferraz Franco|
|Place of Publication||Croacia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|