Scientific article

NMR and LC-MSn characterisation of two minor saponins from Ilex paraguariensis

Published inPhytochemical analysis, vol. 12, p. 48-52
Publication date2001

Two minor saponins obtained from the methanolic extract of the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis have been characterised by C-13-NMR, H-1-NMR, API-MS and chemical hydrolysis as oleanolic acid-3-O-(beta -D-glucopyranosyl-(1 --> 3)-alpha -L-arabinopyranosyl)-(28 --> 1)-beta -D-glucopyranosyl ester (guaiacin B) and oleanolic acid-3-O-(beta -D-glucopyranosyl-(1 --> 3)-alpha -L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 -->2) }-alpha -L-arabinopyranosyl) (28 --> 1)-beta -D-glucopyranosyl ester (nudicaucin C). Both are isomeric forms of the known matesaponins 1 (MSP 1) and 2 (MSP 2) and differ only by the nature of the aglycone: they have oleanolic acid instead of ursolic acid, as found in the matesaponins. These minor saponins have not been fully separated from their major isomers MSP 1 and 2 and were characterised by in-mixture NMR analysis, LC-MS and LC-MSn experiments.

  • In-mixture nmr
  • Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • Saponins
  • Guaiacin b
  • Nudicaucin cilex paraguariensis
  • Triterpenoid saponins
  • Mate
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Citation (ISO format)
MARTINET, Catherine et al. NMR and LC-MSn characterisation of two minor saponins from Ilex paraguariensis. In: Phytochemical analysis, 2001, vol. 12, p. 48–52.
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ISSN of the journal0958-0344

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