Pistachios contain approximately 45% fat, which can result in a significant amount of coextracted matrix in the acetonitrile extract generated using the QuEChERS procedure. A zirconia based adsorbent significantly reduces coextracted matrix prior to LC-MS or GC-MS.
Ficoll 400 is a highly branched polymer formed by the copolymerization of sucrose and epichlorohydrin. Ficoll 400 is completely non-ionic. Because of the abundance of hydroxyl groups, Ficoll 400 is very hydrophilic and extremely water-soluble.
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