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. 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 in food and environmental analysis. 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. Then, recent 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, relevant LC–MS applications in food and environmental analysis such as the analysis of pesticides, mycotoxins, food packaging contaminants, perfluorinated compounds and polyphenolic compounds are described.
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.
Contents: Fast Liquid Chromatography Advances:UHPLC Separations Using Sub-2 μm Particle Size Columns (Julie Schappler, Jean-Luc Veuthey and Davy Guillarme)Core-Shell Column Technology in Fast Liquid Chromatography (Oscar Núñez and Héctor Gallart-Ayala)Monolithic Columns in Fast Liquid Chromatography (Takeshi Hara, Oscar Núñez, Tohru Ikegami and Nobuo Tanaka)High-Temperature Liquid Chromatography (Thorsten Teutenberg)Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography (HILIC) and Perfluorinated Stationary Phases (Cristina C Jacob, Héctor Gallart-Ayala and Gonçalo Gamboa da Costa)Advances in Fast Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry Methods:On-Line Sample Pre-Treatment Procedures Applied to LC–MS (Tony Edge and Joseph Herman)Ambient Mass Spectrometry: Food and Environmental Applications (Tiina J Kauppila and Anu Vaikkinen)Liquid Chromatography–High–Resolution Mass Spectrometry in Environmental and Food Analysis (Paolo Lucci and Claudia P B Martins)Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry: Quantification and Confirmation Aspects (Jaume Aceña, Daniel Rivas, Bozo Zonja, Sandra Pérez and Damià Barceló)Relevant LC–MS Applications in Food and Environmental Analysis:Multiresidue Analysis of Pesticides: LC–MS/MS versus LC–HRMS (Juan V Sancho and María Ibáñez)Food-Packaging Contaminants (Silvia Lacorte, Montse Cortina, Albert Guart and Antonio Borrell)Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Perfluorinated Compounds in Water Samples (Marianna Rusconi, Stefano Polesello and Sara Valsecchi)Determination of Phenolic Compounds in Food Matrices: Application to Characterization and Authentication (Javier Saurina and Sonia Sentellas)Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Mycotoxins in Food (Veronica M T Lattanzio and Angelo Visconti)Readership: Scientists or students in mass spectrometry, chemists, biologists, and analysts.