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Title

Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of oligosaccharides derived from fucoidan of Ascophyllum nodosum

AuthorsDaniel, Régis; Carrascal, Montserrat ; Abián, Joaquín
KeywordsSulfated fucose
ESIMS
Algal polysaccharide
Fucoidan
Issue Date2007
PublisherElsevier
CitationCarbohydrate Research 342(6): 826-834 (2007)
AbstractAlgal fucoidan is a complex sulfated polysaccharide whose structural characterization requires powerful spectroscopic methodologies. While most of the structural investigations reported so far have been performed using NMR as the main spectroscopic method, we report herein data obtained by negative electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. MS analysis has been carried out on oligosaccharides obtained by partial hydrolysis of fucoidan from the brown algae Ascophyllum nodosum. Oligosaccharide mixtures were fractionated by size exclusion chromatography, which allowed the analysis of oligomers ranging from monosaccharide to pentasaccharide. Monosaccharides were detected as monosulfated as well as disulfated forms. Besides, part of the oligosaccharides exhibited a high content of sulfate, evidencing that fucoidan contains disulfated fucosyl units. Fragmentation experiments yielded characteristic fragment ions indicating that the fucose units are mainly 2-O-sulfated. This study demonstrates that highly sulfated oligosaccharides from fucoidan can be analyzed by ESIMS which gives additional information about the structure of this highly complex polysaccharide. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/89372
DOI10.1016/j.carres.2007.01.009
Identifiersdoi: 10.1016/j.carres.2007.01.009
issn: 0008-6215
e-issn: 1873-426X
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