Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Microanalysis of specialized natural products
Forschungsgruppe Biosynthese/NMR (Schneider)
SummaryThe occurrence of specialized natural products in single cells or cell types of plants and other organisms, the composition of the mixture of metabolites and their temporal concentration changes are challenging for chemical analytics because of tiny amounts of material. Despite it is of moderate sensitivity, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic methods are useful to precisely determine the spatio-temporal distribution of metabolites. This is feasible especially if NMR is applied in combination with laser microdissection.