Mass spectrometry of natural products: current, emerging and future technologies

Nat Prod Rep. 2014 Jun;31(6):718-29. doi: 10.1039/c4np00044g. Epub 2014 May 7.


Although mass spectrometry is a century old technology, we are entering into an exciting time for the analysis of molecular information directly from complex biological systems. In this Highlight, we feature emerging mass spectrometric methods and tools used by the natural product community and give a perspective of future directions where the mass spectrometry field is migrating towards over the next decade.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biological Products / analysis
  • Biological Products / chemistry*
  • Mass Spectrometry / methods*
  • Molecular Structure


  • Biological Products