Mass Spectrometry of Ergot Alkaloids

  • P. Halada Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague,
  • A. Jegorov Galena Co., Ceske Budejovice,
  • M. Ryska Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
  • V. Havlicek Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague,

Abstrakt

Mass spectrometric methods used for the identification and analyses of ergot alkaloids are surveyed. Attention is paid to characteristic ions and fragmentation schemes for a given series of argot alkaloids. The use of linked-scan techniques is demonstrated for the distinguishing of isobaric ergopeptines. The potential of the coupled HPLC/MS techniques for the analysis of complex ergot alkaloid mixtures and their metabolites is also briefly mentioned.
Publikované
1998-08-15
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