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Vanguard/rearguard strategy for the evaluation of the degradation of yoghurt samples based on the direct analysis of the volatiles profile through headspace-gas chromatography–mass spectrometry
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Carrillo-Carriَn، نويسنده , , C. and Cلrdenas، نويسنده , , S. and Valcلrcel، نويسنده , , M.، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2007
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A vanguard/rearguard analytical strategy for the monitoring of the degradation of yoghurt samples is proposed. The method is based on the headspace-gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (HS-GC–MS) instrumental coupling. In this combination, the chromatographic column is firstly used as an interface between the HS and the MS (vanguard mode) avoiding separation of the volatile components by maintaining the chromatographic oven at high, constant temperature. By changing the thermal conditions of the oven, the aldehydes can be properly separated for individual identification/quantification (rearguard mode). In the vanguard method, the quantification of the volatile aldehydes was calculated through partial least square and given as a total index. The rearguard method permits the detection of the aldehydes at concentrations between 12 and 35 ng/g. Both methods were applied to the study of the environmental factors favouring the presence of the volatile aldehydes (C5–C9) in the yoghurt samples. Principal component analysis of the total concentration of aldehydes with the time (from 0 to 30 days) demonstrates the capability of the HS–MS coupling for the estimation of the quality losses of the samples. The results were corroborated by the HS-GC–MS which also indicates that pentanal was present in the yoghurt from the beginning of the study and the combination of light/oxygen was the most negative influence for sample conservation.
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Chemometric techniques , Headspace , Yoghurts , quality control , mass spectrometry , Vanguard/rearguard analytical systems
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Journal of Chromatography A
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