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Multidimensional gas chromatography and its applications in food and environmental analysis

Alexandra Pažitná, Nikoleta Jánošková, Ivan Špánik *

Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Radlinského 9, SK-812 37 Bratislava, Slovakia Tel: +421 2 59 32 52 83

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Abstract: This review deals with overview of methods of multidimensional gas chromatography (MDGC), the classical meaning- conventional heart-cut MDGC, and the comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC). MDGC is widely used because it increases required separation efficiency, which cannot be achieved by one-dimensional gas chromatography. Selected applications in food quality and safety, monitoring of environment, food authentication are summarized. This review summarizes the advances and applications of MDGC that have been published over last 10 years.

Keywords: gas chromatography, comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography, heart-cut multi-dimensional gas chromatography

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0156.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2013, pp. 133—140, DOI: 10.2478/acs-2013-0021