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Development of a sensitive non-targeted method for characterizing the wine volatile profile using headspace solid-phase microextraction comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Robinson, A.L., Boss, P.K., Heymann, H., Solomon, P.S. and Trengove, R.D. (2011) Development of a sensitive non-targeted method for characterizing the wine volatile profile using headspace solid-phase microextraction comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1218 (3). pp. 504-517.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2010.11.008
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Abstract

Future understanding of differences in the composition and sensory attributes of wines require improved analytical methods which allow the monitoring of a large number of volatiles including those present at low concentrations. This study presents the optimization and application of a headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) method for analysis of wine volatiles by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC × GC) time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS). This study demonstrates an important advancement in wine volatile analysis as the method allows for the simultaneous analysis of a significantly larger number of compounds found in the wine headspace compared to other current single dimensional GC-MS methodologies. The methodology allowed for the simultaneous analysis of over 350 different tentatively identified volatile and semi-volatile compounds found in the wine headspace. These included potent aroma compound classes such as monoterpenes, norisoprenoids, sesquiterpenes, and alkyl-methoxypyrazines which have been documented to contribute to wine aroma. It is intended that wine aroma research and wine sensory research will utilize this non-targeted method to assess compositional differences in the wine volatile profile.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3746
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