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Food contains various compounds and many technologies exist to analyze those molecules of interest. However, the analysis of the spatial distribution of those compounds using conventional technology, such as liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry or gas chromatography-mass spectrometry is difficult.
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a mass spectrometry technique to visualize the spatial distribution of molecules, as biomarkers, metabolites, peptides or proteins by their molecular masses. Despite the fact that MSI has been generally considered a qualitative method, the signal generated by this technique is proportional to the relative abundance of the analyte and so quantification is possible.
Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Food Analysis, a volume in the Food Analysis and Properties Series, explains how the novel use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) will be an ideal complementary approach. MALDI-MSI is a two-dimensional MALDI-MS technology that can detect compounds in a tissue section without extraction, purification, separation, or labeling. It can be used to visualize the spatial distribution of biomolecules in foods.
While there are a multitude of books on mass spectrometry, none focus on food applications and thus this book is ideally suited to food scientists, food industry personnel engaged in product development, research institutions, and universities active in food analysis or chemical analysis.
Also available in the Food Analysis and Properties Series:
Food Aroma Evolution: During Food Processing, Cooking, and Aging, edited by
Matteo Bordiga and Leo M.L. Nollet (ISBN: 9781138338241)
Ambient Mass Spectroscopy Techniques in Food and the Environment, edited by Leo M.L. Nollet and Basil K. Munjanja (ISBN: 9781138505568)
Hyperspectral Imaging Analysis and Applications for Food Quality, edited by N.C. Basantia, Leo M.L. Nollet, and Mohammed Kamruzzaman (ISBN: 9781138630796)
For a complete list of books in this series, please visit our website at:
Mass spectrometry imaging. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) (including AP-MALDI). Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). Desorption electrospray Ionization (DESI). Liquid extraction surface analysis mass spectrometry imaging (LESA-MSI). Laser-ablation-inductively coupled plasma (LA-ICP). . Other (LAESI – LDI – DAPPI – DAPCI – LTP – LAAPPI).