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|
Lamosa, P., Franco, C. D. M. F., & Coelho, A. M. (2013). Tandem MS and NMR: An Efficient Couple for the Characterization of Saponins. In A. V. Coelho, & C. D. M. F. Franco (Eds.), Tandem Mass Spectrometry - Molecular Characterization (pp. 117-135). Croacia: InTech.