Application Note: Rapid and Sensitive Aroma Profiling of Strawberries using Dynamic Headspace Sampling and TD–GC–TOF MS
4 August 2014

This application note describes the fast and highly sensitive detection of trace-level aroma compounds in the headspace gas above fresh strawberries. Sampling is carried out using an easy-to-use microchamber system, with analysis by thermal desorption (TD) and gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC–TOF MS). Compound identification is further enhanced by the use of TargetView software, allowing rapid screening against a large commercial library and a smaller customized library of sulfur compounds.