Unambiguous identification of the components of a natural mixture remains a challenging and meticulous issue. Usually, different analytical techniques and laborious separation protocols are employed; nevertheless, in some cases, delicate and equivocal problems are hardly addressed by traditional methods. In this context, an original methodology for the analysis of natural samples consisting of recent mass spectrometry methods based on ion mobility (MS-IM) is proposed. As an example, a polar fraction obtained by the essential oil prepared from Senecio transiens, an endemic plant harvested on the Corsica Island, was selected for this study to show how IM-MS-based methods easily provide very useful insights suggesting the presence of two diastereomers. To unambiguously confirm this hypothesis and verify reliability of the IM-MS results, the purified compounds were further analysed by means of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methodologies, allowing the structural elucidation and the identification of two new natural compounds, diastereomers of 4-acetoxy-5,9-dimethyl-3-(2-methylpropenyl)-2-oxabicyclo[4.4.0] dec-9-ene, reported here for the first time.

Smart IM-MS and NMR study of natural diastereomers: the study case of the essential oil from Senecio transiens

Pricl, Sabrina;
2022

Abstract

Unambiguous identification of the components of a natural mixture remains a challenging and meticulous issue. Usually, different analytical techniques and laborious separation protocols are employed; nevertheless, in some cases, delicate and equivocal problems are hardly addressed by traditional methods. In this context, an original methodology for the analysis of natural samples consisting of recent mass spectrometry methods based on ion mobility (MS-IM) is proposed. As an example, a polar fraction obtained by the essential oil prepared from Senecio transiens, an endemic plant harvested on the Corsica Island, was selected for this study to show how IM-MS-based methods easily provide very useful insights suggesting the presence of two diastereomers. To unambiguously confirm this hypothesis and verify reliability of the IM-MS results, the purified compounds were further analysed by means of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methodologies, allowing the structural elucidation and the identification of two new natural compounds, diastereomers of 4-acetoxy-5,9-dimethyl-3-(2-methylpropenyl)-2-oxabicyclo[4.4.0] dec-9-ene, reported here for the first time.
23-lug-2022
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