Structural characterization and identification of biflavones in Selaginella tamariscina by liquid chromatography-diode-array detection/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.

@article{Zhang2011StructuralCA,
  title={Structural characterization and identification of biflavones in Selaginella tamariscina by liquid chromatography-diode-array detection/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.},
  author={Yi-xuan Zhang and Qiu-yue Li and Li-Li Yan and Yue Shi},
  journal={Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 15},
  pages={
          2173-86
        }
}
Biflavonoids, a special class of flavonoids, are widely distributed in gymnosperm plants and have various biological activities. They are also major bioactive ingredients in Selaginella tamariscina. In this work, we report the use of high-performance liquid chromatography with a diode-array detector (HPLC-DAD) and electrospray ionization multi-stage tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS(n)) to study the fragmentation behavior of three main types of biflavonoids using seven biflavonoid reference… 
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