Tomás? C?ajka | Authors

Institute of Chemical Technology, Department of Food Chemistry and Analysis, Prague, Czech Republic.


Gas Chromatography-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry in Food Analysis

Gas chromatography (GC) coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) offers unique solutions for various analytical applications including the analysis of food quality, authenticity and safety markers. This article provides a general overview of TOF-MS basic features, highlighting its advantages and limitations compared with GC conventional mass analyzers. Examples of recent results obtained selected food contaminants and flavor components are described illustrate the potential of this recently introduced technique.