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Title: Flavour characteristics of Spanish and Iranian saffron analysed by electronic tongue
Authors: Heidarbeigi, Kobra
Mohtasebi, Seyed Saeid
Serrano-Diaz, Jessica
Medina-Plaza, Cristina
Ghasemi-Varnamkhasti, Mahdi
Alonso, Gonzalo
Garcia-Rodriguez, Maria del Valle
Rafiee, Shahin
Rezaei, Karamatollah
Garcia-Hernandez, Celia
De Saja, Jose Antonio
Rodriguez-Mendez, Maria Luz
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Plubishers
Description: Producción Científica
Citation: Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods, July 2016, vol. 8, n. 3, p. 359-368
Abstract: In this study, a portable electronic tongue was developed and successfully used to distinguish and to discriminate quality of saffron samples. The proposed system consisted of an array of voltammetric sensors based on screen-printed electrodes (SPE), where the working electrodes were of different chemical natures (e.g. carbon, gold and modified carbon electrode). Moreover, the carbon electrodes were chemically modified by electrocatalytic copper phthalocyanine derivatives. The electrodes were immersed in saffron infusions to produce complex voltammetric curves that were characterised for each saffron sample. The electrochemical signals provided by the array showed good correlations with the data obtained from traditional chemical analysis, in particular with the kaempferol, a flavonol with antioxidant activity. The calibration model was optimised using more meaningful description of factors. Finally, discriminant analysis showed that the proposed e-tongue based on SPEs modified with phthalocyanine is useful for discrimination of saffron samples with different qualities. All of these results reveal that proposed e-tongue has a high potential for saffron quality control due to its very simple sample preparation and also its fast response.
Keywords: Electronic tongue
Screen printed electrode
Principal component analysis
ISSN: 1757-837X
Peer Review: SI
DOI: 10.3920/QAS2015.0591
Sponsor: University of Tehran
Iranian Ministry of Science
Research and Technology and Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
MICCIN (Madrid)
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad – FEDER (Grant CICYT AGL2012-33535)
Junta de Castilla y León (programa de apoyo a proyectos de investigación - Ref. VA-032U13)
University of Valladolid (PIF-UVa)
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Rights Owner: Wageningen Academic Plubishers
Language: eng
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess
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