Topical Collection "Extraction and Quantitative Analysis of Ingredients in Food or Beverages"

A topical collection in Separations (ISSN 2297-8739). This collection belongs to the section "Analysis of Food and Beverages".


Prof. Dr. Javier Saurina
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Collection Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: liquid chromatography; capillary electrophoresis; food analysis; pharmaceutical analysis; chemometrics; metabolomics
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ingredients in food or beverages include nutrients, toxic ingredients, aroma ingredients, trace elements, and so on. The research on ingredients in food or beverages includes two processes: extraction and quantitative analysis. On the one hand, the extraction of ingredients involves many advanced separation technologies and equipment. For example, supercritical extraction and fractionation. On the other hand, quantitative analysis requires the use of analytical chemistry methods. For example, chromatography, mass spectrometry, electrophoresis, etc. However, more often than not, the combination of separation methods and chemometrics is a more comprehensive analysis of the ingredients in food or beverages to assess the quality of food, thereby providing a basis for our healthy diet.

Now, Separations has opened a Topical Collection to study food and beverage ingredients, which not only provides an academic forum for scholars in this field, but also a place to share new academic achievements. This Topical Collection will focus on collecting the development of advanced separation technologies and analytical methods and their applications in food. In addition, we welcome research articles aiming at different ingredients of similar natural foods or products due to the origin, variety, or cultivation method. Moreover, we also welcome papers on innovative analytical instruments, such as ion mobility spectroscopy and microchip-based devices.

We very much look forward to all outstanding scholars submitting relevant papers to this Topical Collection, and hope that we will jointly increase our influence in the field of analytical chemistry.

Prof. Dr. Javier Saurina
Collection Editor

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  • food ingredients
  • drink ingredients
  • extraction methods
  • analytical methods
  • quantitative analysis
  • natural product extracts
  • chromatography
  • HPLC and related techniques
  • mass spectrometry
  • separation technology
  • chemical analysis

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