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Title: Quantification of capsaicinoids in chillies by solid-phase extraction coupled with voltammetry
Authors: Chan, Kwok Kiong
Muhammad Shafique Bin Hamid
Webster, Richard David
Keywords: Science::Chemistry
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Chan, K. K., Muhammad Shafique Hamid, & Webster, R. D. (2018). Quantification of capsaicinoids in chillies by solid-phase extraction coupled with voltammetry. Food Chemistry, 265, 152-158. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.05.069
Journal: Food Chemistry
Abstract: Capsaicinoids were extracted from a range of spices and chillies using methanol, prior to concentrating the compounds using solid-phase extraction cartridges and water/methanol (50:50% v/v) as the solvent, followed by elution with acetonitrile. The primary extraction procedure, involving only sonication of the spices in methanol, gave results comparable to a procedure that used a combination of sonication, stirring and centrifuging. The voltammetric quantification of the capsaicinoids, at approximately +0.5 V vs. ferrocene0/+ that were transferred from methanol/water into acetonitrile/water via solid phase extraction, was carried out in microcentrifuge tubes. Linear calibration curves for voltammetry measurements were obtained from low ppm up to at least 1400 ppm of capsaicinoids, with concentrations being detected in the different source extracts (paprika, tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, and fresh chillies) from approximately 17 to 430 ppm, which corresponded to values of between approximately 130 and 4000 ppm, respectively, present in the original samples.
ISSN: 0308-8146
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.05.069
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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