Comparison of two methods for extraction of volatiles from marine PL emulsions: Short Communication

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The dynamic headspace (DHS) thermal desorption principle using Tenax GR tube, as well as the solid phase micro‐extraction (SPME) tool with carboxen/polydimethylsiloxane 50/30 µm CAR/PDMS SPME fiber, both coupled to GC/MS were implemented for the isolation and identification of both lipid and Strecker derived volatiles in marine phospholipids (PL) emulsions. Comparison of volatile extraction efficiency was made between the methods. For marine PL emulsions with a highly complex composition of volatiles headspace, a fiber saturation problem was encountered when using CAR/PDMS‐SPME for volatiles analysis. However, the CAR/PDMS‐SPME technique was efficient for lipid oxidation analysis in emulsions of less complex headspace. The SPME method extracted volatiles of lower molecular weights more efficient than the DHS method. On the other hand, DHS Tenax GR appeared to be more efficient in extracting volatiles of higher molecular weights and it provided a broader volatile spectrum for marine PL emulsion than the CAR/PDMS‐SPME method.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Lipid Science and Technology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)246-251
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Marine phospholipids
  • Fish oil
  • Hydrolytic stability
  • Oxidative stability
  • Non-enzymatic browning reaction
  • Pyrrolization
  • Strecker degradation
  • Pyrrole content
  • Color changes

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