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Current Chromatography
ISSN (Print): 2213-2406
ISSN (Online): 2213-2414
Epub Abstract Ahead of Print
DOI: 10.2174/2213240601666140131235643      Price:  $95









Headspace Gas Chromatography Methods and Their Potential Industrial Applications

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Author(s): Itxaso San Roman, Maria Luz Alonso, Luis Bartolomé and Rosa M. Alonso
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Abstract:
This article reviews the most recent and significant advances in headspace gas chromatography (HS-GC). The evolution and potential industrial applications in the last five years (2008 to present) are reviewed and discussed. The topics include a brief overview of the recent advances in HS-GC techniques and theory, followed by examples of new applications and instrumentation for the different headspace analysis techniques. The three main techniques of headspace sampling such as static, dynamic, and solid-phase microextraction (SPME) are described and a discussion of their advantages and limitations is included. Different designs of headspace devices, coupled techniques and chemometric data treatments used in HS-GC analysis are also briefly described. The potential applications include environmental, clinical, materials, biological, food, flavour and pharmaceutical analysis. This report clearly illustrates that research in HS-GC is very active and growing, with new applications being reported regularly.
Affiliation:
General Analytical Services, Advanced Research Facilities (SGIker), University of the Basque Country/EHU, Barrio Sarriena s/n P.O Box 48940 Leioa, Bizkaia.