Fast Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Methods in Food and Environmental Analysis.pdf
There is a growing need for high-throughput separations in food and environmental research that are able to cope with the analysis of a large number of compounds in very complex matrices. Laboratories worldwide are now demanding fast and efficient analytical procedures with enough sensitivity, robustness, effectiveness and high resolution to be able to perform both qualitative and quantitative analysis while at the same time achieving cost-effective methodologies with reduced analysis times. Whereas the most common approach for solving many analytical problems has often been high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the recent use of fast or ultra-fast chromatographic methods for environmental and food analysis has increased the overall sample throughput and laboratory efficiency without loss (and even with an improvement) in the resolution obtained by conventional HPLC systems.This book brings together researchers at the top of their field from across the world to discuss and analyze recent advances in fast liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) methods for food and environmental analysis. It focuses on the development of the analytical method: sample preparation, chromatographic separation, mass spectrometry and, finally, confirmation and quantification aspects. These topics are addressed in three main parts. First, the most novel approaches to achieve fast and ultra-fast methods as well as the use of alternative and complementary stationary phases are described. In the second part, advances in fast LC-MS methods are addressed, focusing on novel treatment procedures coupled with LC-MS, new ionization sources, high-resolution mass spectrometry, and the problematic confirmation and quantification aspects in mass spectrometry. Finally, the third part is devoted to relevant LC-MS applications in food and environmental analysis and addresses the analysis of pesticides, mycotoxins, food packaging contaminants, perfluorinated compounds and polyphenolic compounds.This book brings together researchers working at the top of the field at universities and in industry from across the world to present the state-of-the-art in current research on food and environmental analysis. The scope of the book is intentionally broad and is aimed at worldwide analytical laboratories working in food and environmental applications as well as researchers in universities worldwide.
Liquid Chromatography; UHPLC; Sample Treatment; Mass Spectrometry; High Resolution Mass Spectrometry; Sub-2mum Columns; Core-Shell Columns; Monolithic Columns, High-Temperature Liquid Chromatography; HILIC; Perfluorinated Stationary Phases; Sample Treatment; On-line SPE; MIPs; RAM; Turbulent Flow Chromatography; Ambient Source Ionization; DESI; DART; DAPPI; Quantification Aspects in MS; Confirmation Aspects in MS; Food Analysis; Environmental Analysis; Pesticides; Polyphenolic Compounds; Food Packaging Contaminants; Perfluorinated Compounds; Mycotoxins;