Synthesis and Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Aromatic and Indole Glucosinolates

Quan V. Vo1* and Tuan L. Nguyen2
1Department of Natural Sciences, Quang Tri Teacher Training College, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam
2Department of Chemistry, Quy Nhon University, 170 An Duong Vuong, Binh Dinh, Viet Nam

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The synthesis and mass spectrometric analysis of aromatic and indole glucosinolates were investigated in this study. It was found that besides the peaks at m/z 75, 80, 96, 97, 195, 259, 275, the mass spectra also contained peaks that served unambiguously to identify a particular glucosinolate based on the loss of SO3 from its unambiguousness to identify a specific ion [M-K]-, and other ions such as [R-C(=NOH)S]- and [R-C(S)OSO2]- generated from the fragmentation of the backbone skeleton of glucosinolates.

Key words: Synthesis; mass spectrometric analysis; aromatic; indole; glucosinolates; structure; purity; fragmentation pathways 

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