Tandem MS and NMR: An Efficient Couple for the Characterization of Saponins

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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 [1]. 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.
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Title of host publicationTandem Mass Spectrometry - Molecular Characterization
EditorsAna Varela Coelho, Catarina de Matos Ferraz Franco
Place of PublicationCroacia
ISBN (Print)978-953-51-1136-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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