標題: In quest for chemomarkers to classify Taiwanese teas
作者: Czerniec-Michalik, Ewelina
Hsieh, Kai-Ta
Urban, Pawel L.
應用化學系
Department of Applied Chemistry
公開日期: 2014
摘要: It is of great economical and practical significance to distinguish between different classes, brands, and places of origin of commercial tea. Herein, an analytical method has been developed to characterize samples of oriental teas (with an emphasis on Taiwanese teas). It is based on the implementation of liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry along with chemometric data treatment. Prior to chemometric classification, datasets (for over 80 samples) were subjected to an exhaustive pretreatment procedure in order to select potential chemomarker signals according to their variability within pre-defined groups of samples. Statistical analysis further revealed differences in the composition of the teas originating from plantations in Taiwan and other countries as well as the teas belonging to the major classes defined by the degree of fermentation. The greatest differences relate to the content of caffeine and epi/catechin represented by the mass spectrometric signals at the m/z 195.0 and 291.0, respectively. The proposed analytical workflow provides a convenient tool to reveal differences in the chemical composition of multi-component real samples such as plant tissue extracts.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/24321
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ay42009d
ISSN: 1759-9660
DOI: 10.1039/c3ay42009d
期刊: ANALYTICAL METHODS
Volume: 6
Issue: 9
起始頁: 3013
結束頁: 3018
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