A new approach to evaluate vinegars quality: application of Small Sensor System (S3) device coupled with enfleurage

Year: 2016

Authors: Betto G., Sberveglieri V., Carmona EN., Comini E., Giudici P.

Autors Affiliation: Univ Brescia, Dept Informat Engn, Via Branze 45, I-25123 Brescia, Italy; CNR INO SENSOR Lab, Via Valotti 9, I-25123 Brescia, Italy; Univ Modena & Reggio Emilia, Dept Life Sci, Via Amendola 2, I-42124 Reggio Emilia, Italy

Abstract: In this work is illustrated the application of S3 (Small Sensor System) device, equipped with an array of six metal oxide semiconductor (MOX) gas sensors, coupled with enfleurage as new approach to characterize the aromatic profile of Balsamic Vinegars (BVs). Thanks to the enfleurage in fact, the lipophilic volatile compounds are extracted from balsamic vinegar while acetic acid and its derivatives whose high concentration negatively influences MOX sensors sensitivity are not involved in the process. The obtained results show the huge potentiality of this new approach to evaluate BVs quality. All the samples were analyzed in parallel by GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) with SPME (Solid Phase Micro-Extraction). (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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KeyWords: MOX gas sensors; GC-MS with SPME; Balsamic Vinegars; Enfleurage