Mass Spectrometry & Purification Techniques

Mass Spectrometry & Purification Techniques
Open Access

ISSN: 2469-9861



Characterization of Phenolic Profiles of Italian Single Cultivar Olive Leaves (Olea europaea L.) by Mass Spectrometry

Cinzia Benincasa, Elvira Romano, Massimiliano Pellegrino and Enzo Perri

The crude methanol extracts of ten of the most common variety of Calabrian single cultivar olive leaves (Olea europaea L.), Carolea, Cassanese, Ciciariello, Dolce di Rossano, Grossa di Gerace, Ottobratica, Pennulara, Tondina, Sinopolese and Tonda di Strongoli were analyzed by HPLC-MS/MS in order to study their phenolic profiles. The data obtained showed a different distribution of these compounds and, among the cultivars, these differences were mainly quantitative. Samples collected during the hottest months have been shown to have the richest phenolic profiles.