The HRMAS-NMR tool in foodstuff characterisation

Massimiliano Valentini, Mena Ritota, Caterina Cafiero, Sara Cozzolino, Liviana Leita, Paolo Sequi

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High resolution magic angle spinning, that is, HRMAS, is a quite novel tool in NMR spectroscopy; it offers the almost unique opportunity of measuring intact tissues disguised as suspended or swollen in a deuterated solvent. The feasibility of 1H-HRMAS-NMR in foodstuff characterisation has been exploited, but in spite of this, its applications are still limited. Metabolic profiling and biopolymer composition and aggregation are the topics investigated until now for raw vegetables, meat and processed foodstuff. Almost all known studies are reported in the next pages.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Chemistry
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


  • Food quality
  • Intact tissue analysis
  • Metabolomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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    Valentini, M., Ritota, M., Cafiero, C., Cozzolino, S., Leita, L., & Sequi, P. (2011). The HRMAS-NMR tool in foodstuff characterisation. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 49(SUPPL. 1).