Application Note: Unattended Automated Standard Addition and Headspace Analysis for the Quantitative Determination of VOCs in Food Packaging
11 October 2012

Headspace analysis by means of a dedicated autosampler is a standard technique for the determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) possibly present in food packaging materials. In this application note, from Thermo Scientific, a completely automated method for analyzing and quantifying VOCs in food packaging materials is described. The combination of sample preparation steps and an analytical step by means of GC/MS allows high accuracy in quantification, high sample throughput, and minimizes error-prone manual manipulations.