Special Issue "Isotopic Techniques for Food Science"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2020) | Viewed by 15711
Interests: food chemistry; isotope analysis; geographic variability; authenticity
Interests: stable isotope ratios; food; authenticity; origin traceability; fraud; mass spectrometry; compound-specific analysis; databases; modeling
Today, the analytical verification of food safety and quality together with authenticity and traceability plays a central role in food analysis, and over the past few years, there has been a renewed effort towards the development of new, rapid, and accurate methods for verifying both quality and safety. Among the exploitable techniques, stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA) has gained increasing importance for determining the authenticity of foods of animal and plant origin for both producers and control agencies. Furthermore, modern instruments can produce large complex datasets, which have, in parallel, led to the development of sophisticated chemometric methods for their evaluation, and the development of appropriate models with the ability to discriminate the authenticity and origin of food products.
This Special Issue of Molecules seeks to explore emerging topics and trends in isotopic techniques and their application to food science—from instrumentation, measurement, and data analysis to novel applications.
Prof. Dr. Nives Ogrinc
Dr. Federica Camin
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- isotopic techniques
- light and heavy elements
- mass spectrometry
- NMR spectroscopy