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Table 1 Main taxanes found in yew needles and patient blood and their mass spectrometric characteristics

From: A suicide attempt by intoxication with Taxus baccata leaves and ultra-fast liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry, analysis of patient serum and different plant samples: case report

No Compound name [M + H]+ MRM transitions CE Yew 1 Yew 2 Serum
1 Paclitaxel (TaxolA) 854.2 854.2 > 286.1 > 105.0 48 ND ND ND
2 10-Deacetyltaxol (DAT) 812.2 812.2 > 286.1 > 105.0 48 ND ND ND
3 Baccatin III (BAC III) 587.0 587.0 > 327 > 105.0 65 + ND ND
4 10-Deacetylbaccatin III (DAB) 545.0 545.0 > 327 > 105.0 58 ND ND ND
5 Cephalomannine (Taxol B) 832.3 832.3 > 509 > 264 20 + ND ND
6 3,5-Dimethoxyphenol (3,5-DMP) 155.2 155.2 > 123.1 > 112.1 25 +++ ++ +++
7 Monoacetyltaxine (MAT) 568.4 568.4 > 194.1 > 107.2 40 ++ + ND
8 Taxine B/Isotaxine B 584.2 584.2 > 194.1 > 107.2 40 +++ ++ +
9 Monohydroxydiacetyltaxine (MHDAT) 626.4 626.4 > 194.2 > 106.8 45 + + ND
10 Triacetyltaxine (TAT) 652.3 652.3 > 194.1 > 107.2 45 ++ + ND
11 Monohydroxytriacetyltaxine (MHTAT) 668.4 668.4 > 107.2 > 103.1 48 ++ + ND
12 Taxine A 642.2 642.2 > 194.1 > 106.8 44 + + ND
13 2-Deacetyltaxin A 602.2 602.2 > 194.1 > 106.8 35 + + ND
14 Taxicatine 317.3 317.3 > 155.2 16 ++ + ND
  1. CE energy [eV] of collision-induced dissociation, MRM multiple-reaction monitoring (positive ESI), ND not detected