1st Edition

High-Resolution Mass Spectroscopy for Phytochemical Analysis State-of-the-Art Applications and Techniques

Edited By Sreeraj Gopi, Augustine Amalraj, Shintu Jude Copyright 2022
    270 Pages 8 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    270 Pages 8 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    270 Pages 8 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume provides a bird’s-eye view of the properties, utilization, and importance of high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) for phytochemical analysis. The book discusses the new and state-of-the-art technologies related to HRMS in phytochemical analysis for the food industry in a comprehensive manner.

    Phytochemical characterization of plants is important in the food and nutraceutical industries and is also necessary in the procedures followed for drug development, toxicology determination, forensic studies, origin verification, quality assurance, etc. Easy determination of active compounds and isolation as well as purification of the same from natural matrices are required, and the possibilities and advantages of HRMS pave the way for improved analysis patterns in phytochemistry. This book is unique in that its sole consideration is on the importance of HRMS in the field of phytochemical analysis.

    Along with an overview of basic instrumental information, the volume provides a detailed account of data processing and dereplication strategies. Technologies such as bioanalytical techniques and bioassays are considered also to provide support for the functions of the instruments used. In addition, a case study is presented to depict the complete phytochemical characterization of a matrix by HRMS. The book covers processing and computational techniques, dereplication, hyphenation, high-resolution bioassays, bioanalytical screening/purification techniques, applications of gas chromatography–high-resolution mass spectrometry, and more.

    Key features:

    • Covers the fundamental instrumentation and techniques
    • Discusses HRMS-based phytochemical research details
    • Focuses strictly on the phytochemical considerations

    High-Resolution Mass Spectroscopy for Phytochemical Analysis: State-of-the-Art Applications and Techniques will be a valuable reference guide and resource for researchers, faculty and students in related fields, as well as those in the phytochemical industries.

    1. High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation in General

    Shintu Jude and Sreeraj Gopi

    2. Data Processing and Computational Techniques

    Joby Jacob, Anjana S. Nair, and Sreeraj Gopi

    3. Dereplication: HRMS in Phytochemical Analysis

    Shintu Jude and Sreeraj Gopi

    4. Hyphenation of HRMS with Instruments for Phytochemical Characterization

    Shintu Jude and Sreeraj Gopi

    5. High-Resolution Bioassays as Preparation Screening Techniques

    Shintu Jude and Sreeraj Gopi

    6. Bioanalytical Screening/Purification Techniques

    Shintu Jude and Sreeraj Gopi

    7. Plant Metabolites, While Looking Through HRMS: Characterization of the Phenolic Profile of Lactuca sativa as a Case Study

    Gabriela E. Viacava, Luis A. Berrueta, Blanca Gallo, and Rosa M. Alonso-Salces

    8. Applications of Gas Chromatography-High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (GC-HRMS) for Food Analysis

    Janet Adeyinka Adebiyi, Patrick Berka Njobeh, Nomali Ngobese, Gbenga Adedeji Adewumi, and Oluwafemi Ayodeji Adebo



    Sreeraj Gopi, PhD, is an industrial scientist with a doctorate in organic chemistry, nanotechnology, and nanodrug delivery. He has been working in the area of natural products, isolation, and establishing biological activities. He has published more than 85 international articles and has filed more than 75 international patents. Dr. Gopi is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Augustine Amalraj, PhD, is a deputy manager in the Department of Research and Development at Plant Lipids Private Limited, Cochin, India. He obtained his doctoral degree in chemistry from Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India. His research interests are in applied chemistry, food chemistry, natural product chemistry, environmental chemistry, chemosensors, and polymer and nanocomposite materials. He has published more than 50 research articles in international journals as well as 10 book chapters.

    Shintu Jude is working as Assistant Manager in the Department of Research and Development at Plant Lipids Private Limited, Cochin, India. Mrs. Jude has completed her postgraduate degree at Mahatma Gandhi University, India. She is working on mass spectroscopic instruments for natural products and metabolites. She has published more than 20 research articles and 10 book chapters.