2013 Volume 29 Issue 6 Pages 643-647
This paper reports mass spectra and linear temperature programmed retention indices (I T) for 31 esters of mono- and sesquiterpene alcohols with hydroxycinnamic acids. In this study, 14 phenylpropenoids were synthesized by esterification of terpenols with p-coumaric, ferulic, caffeic and sinapinic acids. Other phenylpropenoids were semi-quantitatively isolated by column chromatography from exudates covering the buds of two birch species (Betula pubescens and B. litwinowii). Main diagnostic ions in phenylpropenoids mass spectra were determined by GC/MS analysis. The possibility of predicting I T values was demonstrated with standard error of prediction between 3 and 11 of retention index units.