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Abstract

A European collaborative study has been conducted to validate an analytical procedure comprising of a sample preparation and clean-up procedure and two analytical methods for the detection and quantification of 15 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) regarded as of health concern by the Scientific Committee on Food of the European Commission in smoke flavouring primary products. In principle, a purified cyclohexane extract of the liquid smoke condensate was analysed by the gas chromatography (GC) with mass spectrometric detection (MS) and alternatively by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with light absorption (UV) and fluorescence detection (FLD). Both methods of analysis combine a separation tool with a detection device and provide selective and sensitive data on the concentration of the analytes in a given sample. 21 laboratories participated in the collaborative validation study, but only 16 reported valid results.

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Authors: PALME S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);SIMON R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);ANKLAM E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21679 EN (2005), 463 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9629-0
Record Number: 200618493 / Last updated on: 2005-12-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en