Identification of oil mixtures in extracted and refined vegetable oils

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Identification of adulteration in mechanically extracted oils or the botanical origin of refined vegetable oil blends can be effectively achieved through the combination of spectroscopic methods and chemometric techniques. Chromatographic methods remain highly relevant but suffer from various limitations which derive from natural compositional variation. Modern multivariate techniques have demonstrated that it is possible to identify patterns and effectively classify unknown samples in both cases. Development of robust analytical methodologies requires however vigorous validation. Spectroscopic methods combined with chemometric techniques lack established validation protocols and this might hinder their use by law enforcement authorities. 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalLipid Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 07 Nov 2013


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