One-step Real-time Food Quality Analysis by Simultaneous DSC-FTIR Microspectroscopy.

Critical reviews in food science and nutrition

PubMedID: 24762327

Lin SY, Lin CC. One-step Real-time Food Quality Analysis by Simultaneous DSC-FTIR Microspectroscopy. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2014;.
Abstract This review discusses an analytical technique that combines differential scanning calorimetry and Fourier-transform infrared (DSC-FTIR) microspectroscopy, which simulates the accelerated stability test and detects decomposition products simultaneously in real time. We show that the DSC-FTIR technique is a fast, simple and powerful analytical tool with applications in food sciences. This technique has been applied successfully to the simultaneous investigation of: encapsulated squid oil stability; the dehydration and intramolecular condensation of sweetener (aspartame); the dehydration, rehydration and solidification of trehalose; and online monitoring of the Maillard reaction for glucose (Glc)/asparagine (Asn) in the solid state. This technique delivers rapid and appropriate interpretations with food science applications.