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Identification and Characterization of Polyphenolic Antioxidants Using On-Line Liquid Chromatography, Electrochemistry, and Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
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2009 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, E-ISSN 1520-6882, Vol. 81, no 21, 8968-8977 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is demonstrated that electrochemistry (EC) coupled to liquid chromatography (LC) and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC/EC/ESI-MS/MS) can be used to rapidly obtain information about the antioxidant activity (i.e., oxidation potential) and capacity (i.e., amount) of polyphenolic compounds, including catechin, kaempferol, resveratrol, quercetin, and quercetin glucosides. The described on-line LC/EC/ESI-MS/MS method facilitates the detection and characterization of individual antioxidants based on a combination of the obtained m/z values for the antioxidants and their oxidation products, the potential dependences for the ion intensities, and correlations between the retention times in the LC, EC, and MS chromatograms. As these results provide patterns that can be used in rapid screening for antioxidants in complex samples, the method should be a valuable complement to chemical assays commonly used to determine the total antioxidant capacity of samples. It is shown that the antioxidant capacity for a mixture of polyphenolic compounds depends on the redox potential employed in the evaluation, and this should consequently be taken into account when comparing results from different total antioxidant capacity assays. It is also demonstrated that the inherent antioxidant capacities of phenolic compounds increase with an increasing number of hydroxyl groups and that the potential needed to oxidize the remaining hydroxyl groups increases successively upon oxidation of the compound. Unlike chemical assays, which generally do not provide any information about the identities of the compounds on the molecular level, the present screening method can be used to identify individual antioxidants, rank compounds with respect to their ease of oxidation, and to study the antioxidant capacity at any redox potential of interest.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 81, no 21, 8968-8977 p.
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Analytical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
Research subject
Analytical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-99328DOI: 10.1021/ac901397cISI: 000276191900046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-99328DiVA: diva2:207623
Available from: 2009-03-12 Created: 2009-03-12 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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1. On-line Electrochemistry Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry: Method Development and Applications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On-line Electrochemistry Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry: Method Development and Applications
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis deals with studies of on-line electrochemistry electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (EC/ESI-MS). It is shown that the use of EC/ESI-MS demands optimal coupling characteristics.

Pre-concentration and desalting, due to matrix exchange, were demonstrated for the model substance 1-hexanethiol in an EC/ESI-MS setup. The setup was also used for investigations of the oxidation states of the manganese complex [Mn2(bpmp)(µ-OAc)2][ClO4], where bpmp is a 2,6-bis[[N,N-di(2-pyridylmethyl)amino]methyl]-4-methylphenol compound. The manganese complex, which is relevant to artificial photosynthesis, was found to be a good model compound for the EC/ESI-MS studies, thanks to its many oxidation states. For the first time, the presence of the Mn(III,IV) state of the manganese complex was demonstrated in the studies.

During the experimental work, the importance of the electrode positioning within the electrochemical cell was investigated. Different EC cell configurations were studied using the manganese complex as a model substance. It was clearly shown that the EC cell design influences the distribution between the peaks in the mass spectra - not only for manganese complexes and Olsalazine but also for 4-chloroaniline.

A previously unknown comproportionation reaction was found for 4-chloroaniline involving the oxidised dimer, 4-[(4-chlorophenyl)imino]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-imine. This reaction explained the unexpected presence of the signal due to the reduced dimer, 4-amino-4'-chlorodiphenylamine, in the mass spectra.

Furthermore, it was shown that EC/ESI-MS was successful in conjunction with miniaturised gold wire electrodes in a PDMS chip within which dopamine was oxidised with a conversion efficiency of 30%. The oxidation products of dopamine were detected after 0.6-1.2 seconds for 1.0 and 0.5 µl/min, respectively. The combination of electrochemically controlled solid-phase extraction (EC-SPE) with ESI-MS was found to be less straightforward than detecting anions pre-concentrated on a polypyrrole coated electrode with EC-SPE/ICP-MS.

The on-line combination of liquid chromatography with EC/ESI-MS/MS for studying antioxidants in yellow onion extracts was shown to be fast and a relatively easy complement to classical antioxidant activity determinations.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2009. 78 p.
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1651-6214 ; 622
National Category
Chemical Sciences
Research subject
Analytical Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-99329 (URN)978-91-554-7459-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-04-24, BMC, B42, Husargatan 3, Uppsala, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2009-04-02 Created: 2009-03-12 Last updated: 2009-04-06Bibliographically approved
2. Pressurised Fluid Extraction of Bioactive Species in Tree Barks: Analysis using Hyphenated Electrochemical Mass Spectrometric Detection
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pressurised Fluid Extraction of Bioactive Species in Tree Barks: Analysis using Hyphenated Electrochemical Mass Spectrometric Detection
2010 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Analytical chemistry has developed throughout time to meet current needs. At present, the interest in biorefinery is growing, due to environmental awareness and the depletion of fossil resources. Biomass from agricultural and forestry industries has proven to be excellent raw material for different processes. Biorefinering valuable species such as bioactive species from biomass, without compromising the primary process of the biomass is highly desirable. Pressurised fluid extraction (PFE) using water and ethanol as a solvent was developed for extracting betulin from birch (Betula pendula) bark. Apart from betulin, stilbene glucosides such as astringin, isorhapontin and picied were also extracted from spruce (Picea abies) using PFE. PFE is an advanced technique that extracts at temperatures above the solvent’s atmospheric boiling point. The applied pressure in PFE is mainly to maintain the liquid state of the extraction solvent. Parameters such as type of solvent, temperature, and time affect the extraction selectivity and efficiency. Therefore it is necessary to comprehend these parameters in order to optimise extraction. The DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) assay was used to determine the antioxidant capacity and activity of the obtained bioactive species. The results showed high antioxidant capacity in bioactive species that were extracted at an elevated temperature, 180°C. Extraction and degradation occur simultaneously during the extraction. Hence, it is crucial to separate these two processes in order to obtain the actual value.

An online hyphenated system of chromatographic separation electrochemical mass spectrometric detection was developed (LC-DAD-ECD-MS/MS). The electrochemical detector facilitates real-time monitoring of the antioxidant capacity and activity of each antioxidant and its oxidation products. This developed LC-DAD-ECD-MS/MS method enabled rapid screening of antioxidants and created a fingerprint map for their oxidation products. Characterisation and molecular elucidation of bioactive species were also performed. Degradation of bioactive species was investigated with the said online system and birch bark extract was compared with birch bark extracts that were hydrothermally treated. The obtained results showed some degradation of antioxidants at 180°C.

In summary, the aim of this thesis was to develop analytical methods integrated with sustainable chemistry for extraction of bioactive species in biomass from the forestry industry. A novel online system using selective and sensitive detectors such as diode-array, electrochemical, and tandem mass spectrometry was developed to rapidly determine the antioxidant capacity and activity of antioxidants. Furthermore, tandem mass spectrometry enables identification of unknown bioactive species without the need of reference samples.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2010. 82 p.
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1651-6214 ; 789
Keyword
Pressurised fluid extraction, antioxidants, DPPH, water, ethanol, antioxidant activity, antioxidant capacity, electrochemial detection, mass spektrometry
National Category
Other Basic Medicine
Research subject
Analytical Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-133264 (URN)978-91-554-7951-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2010-12-17, B22, Husargatan 3, Uppsala, 10:15 (English)
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Felaktigt tryckt som Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology 719Available from: 2010-11-26 Created: 2010-11-04 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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