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Chromatography aims to separate an analyte mixture into sharp, symmetrical, and well-resolved peaks for quantitative and qualitative analysis. To do this, it is crucial to understand ionization and the ionic form(s) of analytes at a given pH. The use of predictive software tools allows quick selection of optimal conditions and helps build robustness into methods from the start.

Xiao-Wei and coworkers identified a new aspergillamide C (molecular formula C28H34N4O4). To elucidate the structure of this compound, 1D NMR, HSQC, HMBC, COSY and NOESY data were entered into Structure Elucidator Suite.

Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical tool that enables scientists to identify and quantify molecules with remarkable precision. At the heart of MS lies the ionization process. Understanding the different ionization methods in mass spectrometry enables selection of the most appropriate technique to accurately analyze your data.

Why pKa Values are Relevant to Scientists in Pharma/BioTech Many of the small molecules under investigation in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical labs are susceptible to ionization. While the composition of positively charged molecules (cations), negatively charged molecules (anions), and molecules with groups that are both positively and negatively charged (zwitterions) differs by therapeutic area and drug...

The structure of aspochalasin H1 (molecular formula C24H35NO5) was elucidated using 1D and 2D NMR, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy, and comparisons with the reported literature. The CASE-based structure elucidation was carried out by Structure Elucidator Suite in half a minute.

Many corrections of erroneous structures published in the literature have been made with the help of Structure Elucidator Suite. In this example, we were interested to know what the result of using Structure Elucidator for the revision of the plebeianiol A structure would be if the NMR data presented in the work of Liang and collaborators were used.

Analysis of the chemical components of the marine bacterium Saccharomonospora sp. CNQ-490 carried out by Fenical and coworkers yielded three novel compounds, including saccharobisindole (molecular formula C26H28N2O3). Its chemical structure was elucidated by the interpretation of 1D, 2D NMR (HSQC, HMBC and COSY), and high-resolution mass spectrometry (HR-MS) data.