We present a qNMR method for the determination of low calories sweeteners (erythritol, mannitol, maltitol, sorbitol, isomalt and xylitol) in sugar-free foodstuff. The structural similarities of these compounds determine often a severe spectral overlap that hampers their quantification via conventional 1D and 2D NMR spectra. This problem is here overcome by exploiting the resolving capabilities of the CSSF-TOCSY experiment, allowing the quantification of all six polyols, with satisfactory results in terms of LoQ (2.8-7.4 mg/L for xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, 15 mg/L for erythritol, 38 mg/L for maltitol and 91 mg/L for isomalt), precision (RSD% 0.40-4.03), trueness (bias% 0.15-4.81), and recovery (98-104%). Polyol's quantification in different sugar-free confectionary products was performed after a simple water extraction without any additional sample treatment. While these results demonstrate the robustness of the proposed method for polyols quantification in low calories foods, its applicability can be further extended to other food matrices or biofluids.

Quantification of polyols in sugar-free foodstuffs by qNMR

Scettri, Anna;Schievano, Elisabetta
2022

Abstract

We present a qNMR method for the determination of low calories sweeteners (erythritol, mannitol, maltitol, sorbitol, isomalt and xylitol) in sugar-free foodstuff. The structural similarities of these compounds determine often a severe spectral overlap that hampers their quantification via conventional 1D and 2D NMR spectra. This problem is here overcome by exploiting the resolving capabilities of the CSSF-TOCSY experiment, allowing the quantification of all six polyols, with satisfactory results in terms of LoQ (2.8-7.4 mg/L for xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, 15 mg/L for erythritol, 38 mg/L for maltitol and 91 mg/L for isomalt), precision (RSD% 0.40-4.03), trueness (bias% 0.15-4.81), and recovery (98-104%). Polyol's quantification in different sugar-free confectionary products was performed after a simple water extraction without any additional sample treatment. While these results demonstrate the robustness of the proposed method for polyols quantification in low calories foods, its applicability can be further extended to other food matrices or biofluids.
2022
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11577/3456393
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 0
  • Scopus 10
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 7
social impact