Characterisation of anthocyanidins by electrospray ionisation and collision-induced dissociation tandem mass spectrometry.

The present study describes the use of electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry, in combination with collision-induced dissociation (CID) and tandem mass spectrometry, for the structural characterisation of anthocyanidins and their O-glycosides. The high-energy CID spectra of [M-Cl](+) ions of the free aglycones show characteristic fragmentation pathways… CONTINUE READING