Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


The Community analytical method for the determination of the enrichment of wine by the addition of sugar is based on the measurement of the isotopic ratio H/D by nuclear magnetic resonance of an alcohol distillate of wine. In this study, three ethanols of different botanical origins were sealed in NMR tubes with a known quantity of tetramethylurea (TMU) used as a reference. This report describes the determination of deuterium isotope ratios, the methods of calibration of different batches of TMU, and the calibration of TMU by mass spectrometry. Results produced were satisfactory.

Additional information

Authors: GUILLOU C, Eurofins, Nantes (FR);MARTIN G J, Université de Nantes-CNRS, Laboratoire de RMN et de Réactivité Chimique (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14396 EN (1993) 43 pp., MF, ECU 4
Availability: (2)
Record Number: 199310942 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en