Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Direct injection mass spectrometry (DIMS) : adding the time dimension to (B)VOC analysis
Authors: Biasioli, Franco
Yeretzian, Chahan
Dewulf, J.
Langenhove, Van H.
Tilmann, Märk D.
DOI: 10.1016/j.trac.2011.04.005
Published in: Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Volume(Issue): 30
Issue: 7
Pages: 1003
Pages to: 1017
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Amsterdam
ISSN: 0165-9936
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 540: Chemistry
664: Food technology
Abstract: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and biogenic VOCs (BVOCs), in particular, are a major topic in food science and technology. They play an important role in the perception of odor and flavor and, thus, in food appreciation. Their fast, non-invasive detection helps to control product quality and to monitor fundamental and industrial processes. Furthermore, there is increasing concern about the impact of VOCs and BVOCs from food production on our environment and health. In this contribution, we discuss food-related applications of proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS), an emerging technique that allows direct, fast, sensitive monitoring of VOCs. After introducing the principles of PTR-MS, we review its applications in food science and technology, highlighting its capabilities from using complete mass spectra as characteristic fingerprints all the way to identifying and quantifying single compounds in a complex food matrix. We end with a description of fundamental studies from food sciences and outline new opportunities offered by recent technological advances.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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