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High-speed, low-pressure gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for essential oil analysis


Poynter, SDH and Shellie, RA, High-speed, low-pressure gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for essential oil analysis, Journal of Chromatography A, 1200, (1) pp. 28-33. ISSN 0021-9673 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2008.03.069


Analysis of parsley and fennel essential oils was performed by using low-pressure gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The low-pressure instrument configuration was achieved by fitting a GC-MS instrument with a 530 μm I.D. capillary column and an appropriate capillary restrictor at the inlet of the column. Comparison of the performance of the low-pressure GC-MS setup was made with fast GC-MS using a narrow-bore capillary column. By comparing the two approaches side-by-side the benefits of low-pressure GC-MS for characterisation of moderately complex essential oils comprising less than 50 detectable components can be fully appreciated. Although efficiency is sacrificed, the improved sample capacity of the 530 μm I.D. column leads to higher peak intensities and in-turn better mass spectral library matching thus providing highly satisfactory results. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Poynter, SDH (Dr Sam Poynter)
UTAS Author:Shellie, RA (Associate Professor Robert Shellie)
ID Code:55166
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2009-03-05
Last Modified:2009-05-01

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