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Table 1 Mass parameters, calibration curves, LOD, LOQ, precision and recovery of 43 investigated analytes by LC-MS/MS with MRM mode

From: Simultaneous quantification of bioactive components in Chinese herbal spirits by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to triple-quadrupole mass spectrometry (UHPLC–QQQ–MS/MS)

No Analyte RT (min) Transition Cone voltage (V) Collision energy (V) Calibration curve LOD (ng/mL) LOQ (ng/mL) Precision (RSD, %) Recovery (%, n = 6)
Equation R2 Range (μg/mL) Intra-day Inter-day
1 Geniposidic acid 2.05 375.40 → 195.24 15  + 15 y = 260.2x − 43.8 0.9985 0.064–16.46 8.04 32.1 4.44 5.74 94.2
2 Protocatechuic acid 2.26 155.20 → 65.13 30  + 20 y = 1781.6x + 43.5 0.9995 0.009–9.340 0.65 2.28 2.59 5.15 97.8
3 Chlorogenic acid 3.35 355.30 → 163.08 20  + 15 y = 19714x − 689 0.9973 0.007–3.575 0.10 0.33 4.89 5.80 90.8
4 Scopolin 3.47 355.11 → 193.05 25  + 15 y = 20562x − 1022 0.9987 0.005–5.550 0.18 0.60 2.91 3.04 104.2
5 Puerarin 4.03 417.30 → 297.20 46  + 25 y = 10069x + 1933 0.9954 0.007–13.89 0.03 0.11 2.60 3.13 101.2
6 Magnoflorine 4.45 342.30 → 297.30 42  + 19 y = 27481x + 1247 0.9992 0.001–5.542 0.25 0.74 1.87 3.99 104.8
7 Purpureaside C 4.64 787.46 → 163.03 20  + 30 y = 444.3x + 34.7 0.9992 0.022–11.15 5.44 21.7 1.06 3.70 103.1
8 Daidzin 4.76 417.36 → 255.22 30  + 20 y = 17278x + 4508 0.9991 0.009–36.47 0.04 0.14 1.18 3.38 98.0
9 Echinacoside 4.91 787.55 → 325.10 20  + 20 y = 317.6x + 5.9 0.9995 0.046–11.78 2.16 7.66 3.38 3.51 90.9
10 Rutinum 5.63 611.20 → 303.10 35  + 15 y = 12785x + 160 0.9991 0.003–2.600 0.05 0.15 3.17 5.20 95.6
11 Calycosin-7-glucoside 5.70 447.28 → 285.19 36  + 17 y = 47510x + 2889 0.9962 0.001–5.725 0.02 0.05 2.08 2.41 107.6
12 Ferulic acid 5.74 195.10 → 117.00 20  + 23 y = 10691x + 201 0.9992 0.004–4.250 0.06 0.24 4.42 5.16 100.6
13 Hyperoside 5.79 465.27 → 303.16 26  + 15 y = 14954x − 199 0.9994 0.007–3.650 0.09 0.34 2.82 2.85 97.1
14 Crustecdysone 6.04 481.41 → 371.34 30  + 15 y = 881.7x + 54.6 0.9999 0.017–16.91 4.13 16.5 2.44 3.07 99.7
15 Acteoside 6.07 625.39 → 163.12 20  + 30 y = 693.3x + 52.6 0.9989 0.015–7.721 3.77 11.3 4.50 5.72 99.4
16 Coumarin 7.41 147.25 → 91.16 30  + 30 y = 20078x + 89 0.9999 0.001–4.853 0.04 0.19 3.16 3.65 103.4
17 Ononin 8.10 431.26 → 269.26 30  + 25 y = 31798x + 1102 0.9997 0.002–7.794 0.03 0.10 1.47 3.36 103.9
18 Daidzein 8.19 255.23 → 199.41 30  + 25 y = 12439x + 90 0.9998 0.001–1.131 0.07 0.28 0.68 3.05 96.3
19 Salvianolic acid A 8.51 495.17 → 223.19 20  + 40 y = 984.7x − 53.3 0.9980 0.017–8.906 4.35 11.6 0.72 1.79 106.9
20 Quercetin 8.92 303.60 → 229.05 50  + 30 y = 3438x + 205 0.9990 0.013–13.00 0.71 2.39 3.02 3.45 91.9
21 Epimedin A1 8.98 839.58 → 369.27 36  + 34 y = 9091x + 223 0.9996 0.007–6.700 0.68 2.18 4.40 4.73 104.5
22 Epimedin B 9.31 809.57 → 369.22 30  + 34 y = 7352x + 1340 0.9924 0.007–13.80 0.19 0.75 1.08 3.85 99.4
23 Epimedin C 9.48 823.58 → 369.27 34  + 35 y = 8289x + 32 0.9998 0.005–10.25 0.71 2.11 1.48 1.90 94.8
24 Icariin 9.66 677.48 → 369.22 38  + 27 y = 12010x + 1110 0.9987 0.002–12.44 0.01 0.03 3.23 4.01 92.2
25 Formononetin 11.88 269.19 → 253.11 40  + 30 y = 10680x + 39 0.9997 0.001–1.011 0.02 0.06 1.82 2.44 111.7
26 Baohuoside II 12.03 501.29 → 355.24 30  + 15 y = 20952x − 126 0.9997 0.002–3.456 0.03 0.11 1.47 5.18 106.5
27 Eugenol 12.13 164.07 → 103.13 44  + 21 y = 185.8x + 134.1 0.9986 0.035–35.52 8.54 27.7 3.63 3.72 90.3
28 Astragaloside A 12.37 785.50 → 455.40 25  + 15 y = 947.3x + 6.2 0.9996 0.012–3.028 0.80 2.00 3.15 4.29 99.3
29 Rhamnocitrin 12.39 301.10 → 258.10 50  + 30 y = 17437x − 344 0.9989 0.003–2.900 0.06 0.22 4.54 5.38 106.4
30 Chikusetsusaponin iva 12.74 793.57 → 793.57 30 -20 y = 1110x + 21 1.0000 0.010–9.779 0.30 1.19 3.60 4.10 92.3
31 Geniposide 13.01 389.43 → 255.29 30  + 25 y = 72.6x + 4.7 0.9998 0.092–11.84 23.1 46.2 3.64 5.15 102.0
32 Sagittatoside A 13.16 677.33 → 369.24 30  + 15 y = 6603x + 21 0.9999 0.003–2.978 0.73 2.91 2.53 4.49 95.8
33 Astragaloside II 13.31 827.75 → 175.09 20  + 30 y = 579.6x + 9.0 0.9992 0.004–2.243 0.73 2.19 3.49 5.81 106.2
34 Sagittatoside B 13.45 647.45 → 369.22 24  + 24 y = 9750x + 95 0.9998 0.004–3.600 0.59 2.34 4.79 4.88 109.1
35 Icariside I 13.48 531.19 → 369.14 35  + 30 y = 26745x + 119 0.9991 0.000–0.563 0.03 0.07 2.70 3.96 97.5
36 2′'-O-rhamnosyl Icariside II 13.51 661.47 → 369.28 28  + 21 y = 14713x + 522 0.9979 0.003–5.150 0.11 0.38 3.47 4.15 90.6
37 Baohuoside I 13.83 515.30 → 369.20 26  + 20 y = 48629x + 525 0.9988 0.000–3.375 0.03 0.10 0.99 2.69 96.8
38 Desmethyl Icaritin 13.87 355.10 → 299.10 50  + 20 y = 129383x + 2666 0.9991 0.001–3.950 0.03 0.08 2.37 3.43 95.4
39 Astragaloside I 14.11 869.74 → 217.27 15  + 15 y = 854.4x + 32.2 0.9994 0.009–8.750 1.07 4.27 1.02 1.99 101.4
40 Z-ligustilide 14.73 191.11 → 117.01 38  + 22 y = 8945x − 92 0.9998 0.005–11.00 0.86 2.94 4.27 4.68 98.8
41 Icaritin 15.38 369.14 → 313.07 50  + 26 y = 220062x + 3559 0.9959 0.000–0.322 0.00 0.01 3.13 4.85 106.9
42 Tanshinone IIA 16.04 295.29 → 277.24 50  + 19 y = 64914x + 4212 0.9911 0.001–3.200 0.05 0.17 2.06 2.68 104.9
43 Oleanolic acid 16.69 439.36 → 203.18 35  + 25 y = 19247x + 370 0.9981 0.002–1.611 0.21 0.53 3.08 3.60 92.3