Immersive sorptive extraction coupled with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC–TOF-MS) was used to compare flavour profiles from popular brand soft drinks with those of imitation products.
Here’s a look back at the exciting research that was presented in a recent e-seminar celebrating women in science.
A TD–GC×GC–TOF-MS method for malodour detection
The benefits that GC×GC–TOF-MS with tandem ionization and chemometrics offer for fragrance profiling and authenticity evaluation.
Laura McGregor, Stefan Koschinski, and Elinor Hughes, SepSolve Analytical Assessing aroma profiles with high-capacity sorptive extraction combined with GC×GC–TOF-MS and powerful data mining software.
There are three main sub-species of cannabis—indica, sativa, and ruderalis—but there are hundreds of commercial strains based on these sub-species and their hybrids. Profiling the terpene content in these strains is vital to provide accurate labelling of cannabis-based products, but it can be very challenging. The usual technique for this—one-dimensional gas chromatography (GC)—is not always reliable when it comes to separating the diverse classes of terpenes. This article illustrates how two-dimensional GC (GC×GC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) can be used to profile cannabis terpenes with enhanced separation, resulting in the confident identification of terpenes and improved flavour interpretation.