A novel method of furan determination in beer using gas chromatography with a flame ionization detector

Authors

  • Jana Olšovská Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 15, CZ 120 44, Prague
  • Tomáš Horák Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 15, CZ 120 44, Prague
  • Karel Štěrba Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Lípová 15, CZ 120 44, Prague

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18832/kp2019.65.174

Keywords:

beer, furan, head-space, gas chromatography

Abstract

Furan is considered to have a potential carcinogenic effect on human health. Its presence was found in a number of foods including beer. Thus, it is necessary to have a fast and routine method for its determination. This study describes a procedure meeting these requirements using the head-space technique associated with gas chromatography. A capillary column with the length of 60 m, inner diameter of 0.32 mm and the film thickness of 0.25 μm was used for the determination of furan. A flame-ionization detector (FID) was used for the detection. The characteristics of the procedure are presented.

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Published

2019-11-14

How to Cite

Olšovská, J., Horák, T., & Štěrba, K. (2019). A novel method of furan determination in beer using gas chromatography with a flame ionization detector. KVASNY PRUMYSL, 65(6), 174–177. https://doi.org/10.18832/kp2019.65.174

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