JOURNAL ARTICLE

Monoterpene and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons of virgin olive oil by headspace solid-phase microextraction coupled to gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

Stefania Vichi, Josep M Guadayol, Josep Caixach, Elvira López-Tamames, Susana Buxaderas
Journal of Chromatography. A 2006 August 25, 1125 (1): 117-23
16756984
In the present article, a headspace solid-phase microextraction method coupled to GC/MS was developed and applied for the simultaneous determination of mono- and sesquiterpenic hydrocarbons in virgin olive oils of different olive variety and geographical origin. Analysis of various oils resulted in the simultaneous detection of 15 monoterpenes and 30 sesquiterpenes. Some of these hydrocarbons were previously reported to be constituents of virgin olive oil terpenoid fraction, although we also detected some terpenic hydrocarbons that have not previously been documented as present in virgin olive oil. Significant differences were detected in the proportion of terpenic compounds in oils obtained from different olive varieties grown in different geographical areas. The monoterpene, and particularly the sesquiterpene composition of olive oil may be used to distinguish samples from different cultivar and geographical areas.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
16756984
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"