Dynamic headspace analysis was performed on several samples of foodstuffs in a special gas chromatographic injection system which is normally used for Curie-point pyrolysis analysis. Photoionization was used in the gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric instrument as a reproducible low-energy ionization method. Mass spectral accumulation of the data yields fingerprints of the samples which are amenable to computer-assisted statistical data analysis.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1002/bms.1200160173
Journal Biomed. Environ. Mass Spectrom.
Adamczyk, B, Genuit, W. J. L, & Boon, J. J. (1988). A simple approach to the dynamic headspace analysis of volatile flavours using a gas chromatograph/photoionization mass spectrometer. Biomed. Environ. Mass Spectrom., 16, 373–375. doi:10.1002/bms.1200160173