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Abstract

A collaborative trial was conducted to validate an analytical method for the simultaneous determination of nine intense sweeteners, i.e., acesulfame-K, alitame, aspartame, cyclamic acid, dulcin, neotame, neohesperidine dihydrochalcone, saccharin and sucralose in carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, and canned or bottled fruits. The procedure involves an extraction of the nine sweeteners with a buffer solution, sample clean-up using solid-phase extraction cartridges followed by an HPLC-ELSD analysis. Trueness, expressed in terms of recovery rates, was demonstrated in most cases by values ranging from 90 to 108 %. High comparability of results obtained by individual testing laboratories was ensured by RSDR values <10 % for the majority of results. Moreover, HorRAT values of less than 1.1 suggested for all sweeteners and matrices tested good performance of the method.

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Authors: BUCHGRABER M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);WASIK A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22726 EN (2007), 128 pp. Free of charge
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ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-05354-2
Record Number: 200719584 / Last updated on: 2007-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en