Application Note: Ensuring food ingredient quality and consistency with a novel mass detection technology
13 September 2019

All peppers contain capsaicinoids, the most abundant being capsaicin. In order to improve both data quality and decision making in capsicum extract production, Kalsec’s analytical R&D laboratory developed a new assay for capsaicinoid quantification by implementing a method utilizing ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC®) separation coupled with MS detection. In this application note, Waters presents how this integrated system was comprised of the following technologies: ACQUITY UPLC H-Class System, ACQUITY QDa Mass Detector, and the Empower 3 Chromatography Software.