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Varietal characterization of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) by GC-MS analysis of hop cone extracts


Shellie, RA and Poynter, SDH and Li, J and Gathercole, JL and Whittock, SP and Koutoulis, A, Varietal characterization of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) by GC-MS analysis of hop cone extracts, Journal of Separation Science, 32, (21) pp. 3720-3725. ISSN 1615-9306 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/jssc.200900422


An approach is described for use in the varietal characterization of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) varieties. The study focuses on commercial hop varieties and was timed to coincide with the 2008 commercial hop harvest in Tasmania, Australia. Analysis of hop extracts was performed using GC-MS. A 60 m capillary column was employed to increase efficiency to permit the use of a quadrupole mass spectrometer in place of a time of flight mass spectrometer that is more commonly used for this type of analysis. A set of characterization functions were derived from discriminant analysis which were highly suitable for varietal characterization of the eight commercial varieties included in the study, namely Willamette, Victoria, Pride of Ringwood, Cascade, Southern Hallertau, Millennium, Southern Saaz, and Super Pride.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:GC-MS Hop Humulus lupulus
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:Shellie, RA (Professor Robert Shellie)
UTAS Author:Poynter, SDH (Dr Sam Poynter)
UTAS Author:Li, J (Dr Jianfeng Li)
UTAS Author:Gathercole, JL (Miss Jessica Gathercole)
UTAS Author:Whittock, SP (Mr Simon Whittock)
UTAS Author:Koutoulis, A (Professor Anthony Koutoulis)
ID Code:60018
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:26
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2010-01-06
Last Modified:2014-11-21
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