This article is part of the Journal of Mass Spectrometry special issue entitled “2nd MS Food Day” edited by Gianluca Giorgi.
Identification and assay of carbohydrates in olive drupes by cesium attachment electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS)†
Article first published online: 13 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Special Issue: 2nd MS Food Day
Volume 47, Issue 9, pages 1242–1246, September 2012
How to Cite
Russo, A., Migliorini, M., Cecchi, L., Cherubini, C., Giusti, M., Zanoni, B., Perri, E., Nardi, M. and Sindona, G. (2012), Identification and assay of carbohydrates in olive drupes by cesium attachment electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS). J. Mass Spectrom., 47: 1242–1246. doi: 10.1002/jms.3091
- Issue published online: 6 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 13 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 14 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 4 FEB 2012
- olive drupes;
- sugar cesium adducts;
- olive ripening test;
- tandem mass spectrometry
Identification and assay of sugars in olive drupes during their ripening phase is evaluated by tandem mass spectrometry. Recent achievements have shown that the quality of an extra virgin olive oil can be directly correlated to the ripening degree of the drupes that is likely linked to their saccharides content. An innovation in this peculiar food chain is now proposed that considers a high throughput assessment of the carbohydrate content by a recently introduced protocol based on the gas-phase chemistry of sugar-cesium adducts by ESI-MS/MS. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.