Matrix-less laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry of polyphenols in red wine
2009 (English)In: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, ISSN 0951-4198, E-ISSN 1097-0231, Vol. 23, no 12, 1834-1840 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation (MALDI) of small molecules is challenging and in most cases impossible due to interferences from matrix ions precluding analysis of molecules <300-500 Da. A common matrix such as ferulic acid belongs to an important class of compounds associated with antioxidant activity. If the shared phenolic structure is related to the propensity as an active MALDI matrix then it follows that direct laser desorption/ionisation should be possible for polyphenols. Indeed matrix-less laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry is achieved whereby the analyte functions as a matrix and was used to monitor low molecular weight compounds in wine samples. Sensitivity ranging from 0.12-87 pmol/spot was achieved for eight phenolic acids (4-coumaric, 4-hydroxybenzoic, caffeic, ferulic, gallic, protocatechuic, syringic, vanillic) and 0.02 pmol/spot for trans-resveratrol. Additionally, 4-coumaric, 4-hydroxybenzoic, caffeic, ferulic, gallic, syringic, vanillic acids and trans-resveratrol were identified in wine samples using accurate mass measurements consistent with reported profiles based on liquid chromatography (LC)/MS. Minimal sample pre-treatment make the technique potentially appropriate for fingerprinting, screening and quality control of wine samples. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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2009. Vol. 23, no 12, 1834-1840 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-33255DOI: 10.1002/rcm.4062OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-33255DiVA: diva2:282773