GC Analysis of Stored Apples on 5% Phenyl Column after SPME using 100 μm PDMS Fiber

GC Analysis of Stored Apples on 5% Phenyl Column after SPME using 100 μm PDMS Fiber


sample/matrix 300-450g intact fruit in a 3 liter flask at ambient temp, exposed to an air flow of 25-30 mL/min
desorption process 250C for 90 sec
SPME fiber polydimethylsiloxane, 100 µm film (57310-U)
column 5% phenyl polysiloxane, 25m x 0.25 mm I.D., 0.34 µm film (Supelco equivalent, SLB-5ms, 28473-U)
oven 40 °C (1.5 min) to 250 °C at 50 °C/min, hold 1 min
carrier gas helium, 1.5 mL/min (44 cm/min)
sample Apples
inj. temp. 250 °C
detector mass spectrometer, m/z = 40-300 (40 spectra/sec)


Analysis Note SPME can reduce sampling time and is complementary to rapid separation/detection techniques such as time compressed gas chromatography (TCGC) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS), to permit analysis of dozens of compounds in a few minutes. Investigators have used SPME to monitor flavor volatiles in apple, strawberry, tomato, and many other fruits and vegetables. In this application, 65 μm PDMS/divinylbenzene (DVB) SPME fibers were used to capture volatiles emanating from Mutsu apples stored for 3-4 months at 0 °C.
Categories Analytical Chromatography, SPME Applications, GC Applications, Foods, Flavors & Fragrances, Volatiles, Agriculture
Featured Industry Agriculture
Food and Beverages
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  • 2-Methylbutanol
  • 2-Methylbutyl acetate
  • 2-Methylpropyl-2-methylbutanoate
  • 2-Pentenylhexanoate
  • 3-Methylbutylhexanoate
  • Butyl acetate
  • Butyl hexanoate
  • Butyl-2-methylbutanoate
  • Hexanol
  • Hexyl acetate
  • Hexyl butanoate
  • Hexyl hexanoate
  • Hexyl-2-methylbutanoate
  • Methylpropylbutanoate
  • Pentyl butanoate
  • Pentyl hexanoate
  • p-Methyoxyalylbenzene
  • α-Farnesene


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