Gas Chromatography: History, Methods and Applications

Percy Henrichon (Editor)

Series: Analytical Chemistry and Microchemistry
BISAC: POL040000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Gas Chromatography: History, Methods and Applications focuses on the main applications of gas chromatography in clinical and forensic toxicology, mainly in the determination of drugs of abuse including the new psychoactive substances in several types of biological matrices.

The authors go on to investigated the analysis of gaseous or volatile substances using sensor gas chromatography equipped with a semiconductor gas sensor detector. The simplicity, ease of handling, and high sensitivity of this method allow results to be obtained rapidly, which may provide valuable information for forensic diagnosis.

This compilation addresses the way in which food adulteration practices are potentially harmful to human health and so food safety and authenticity constitute an important issue in food chemistry. The chemical composition of foodstuffs is an excellent indicator of quality, origin, authenticity and/or adulteration.

The concluding study aims to determine the organic compounds of vinasse through gas chromatography-mass spectrometry GC-MS. Vinasse is a byproduct of ethanol and poses long-term risk to public health because of its persistent and toxic nature.


Chapter 1. The Role of Gas Chromatography in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
(Ana Y. Simão, Mónica Antunes, Joana Gonçalves, Sofia Soares, Teresa Castro, Tiago Rosado, Débora Caramelo, Mário Barroso, PhD, André R.T.S. Araújo, PhD, Jesus Rodilla, PhD, and Eugenia Gallardo, PhD, Centro de Investigação em Ciências da Saúde, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2. Application of Sensor Gas Chromatography in Forensic Medicine
(Hiroshi Kinoshita, Naoko Tanaka, Mostofa Jamal, Asuka Ito, Mitsuru Kumihashi, Tadayoshi Yamashita, Shoji Kimura, Yasuhiko Kimura, Kunihiko Tsutsui, Shuji Matsubara and Kiyoshi Ameno, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan, and others)

Chapter 3. Trends of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Techniques in Food Authentication
(Oscar Núñez, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Sugarcane Vinasse
(Mohamed A.Fagier and Mona O.Abdalrhman, Department of Chemistry, Education Faculty, University of Blue Nile, Sudan, and others)


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