Blagoj S Mitrevski

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The applicability of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC) for sterol analysis was investigated by separation and identification of endogenous sterols in standards, and spiked in human urine. The modulation temperature was optimized to achieve the best separation and signal enhancement. The separation pattern of trimethylsilyl (TMS)(More)
Gas chromatography (GC) with mass spectrometry (MS) is one of the great enabling analytical tools available to the chemical and biochemical analyst for the measurement of volatile and semi-volatile compounds. From the analysis result, it is possible to assess progress in chemical reactions, to monitor environmental pollutants in a wide range of soil, water(More)
Thyme (Thymus vidgaris L.), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) and cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) in ground form were packaged in either air or 100% N2 and γ-irradiated at 3 different irradiation levels (7kGy, 12kGy, 17kGy). Total viable bacterial count, yeast and mould count, colour, essential oil yield and essential oil(More)
Caffeine test solute was employed in combination with an internal standard (IS), 1,4-dimethoxybenzene, in preparative-gas chromatography (prep-GC), with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments. The IS served to: (i) quantify the trapping efficiency of an external trapping assembly, consisting of a capillary column cryotrap at the end of the analytical(More)
A high sulfur Jordanian oil shale was converted into liquid hydrocarbons by reaction at 390 °C under N2, and the dichloromethane soluble fraction of the products was isolated then analyzed by using gas chromatography (GC). Comprehensive two-dimensional GC (GC×GC) and multidimensional GC (MDGC) were applied for component separation on a polar - non-polar(More)
Quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (Q-TOFMS) has been evaluated with respect to its applicability in comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC). At a maximum acquisition frequency, while approximately 50 full accurate mass spectra on disk were acquired per s (50Hz) in scan mode, the sampling rate in target mode (MS/MS) was strongly(More)
In this study, the investigation of the volatile compounds of dried rhizomes of Coptis chinensis Franch, C. deltoidea C. Y. Cheng et Hsiao, and C. teeta Wall was carried out to complete the chemical composition of these valuable natural products. Volatile profiles were established and compared after headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) using a(More)
A method for ecstasy volatiles 'signature' analysis based on two-dimensional gas chromatography separation and time-of-flight mass spectrometry detection (GC×GC-TOFMS) is presented. Organic impurity volatiles were extracted by head space solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME). The final column phase choice of the four different column combinations tested was(More)
A novel hybrid (sequential) comprehensive 2D-multidimensional gas chromatography (GC × GC-MDGC) method for complex sample manipulation and separation is described. It incorporates a separation step that approximates slow modulation GC × GC, prior to microfluidic Deans switch heart-cutting of a targeted region(s) into a third analytical column. It allows(More)
Safflower oil is a complex mixture of C18 saturated and unsaturated fatty acids amongst other fatty acids, and achieving separation between these similar structure components using one dimensional gas chromatography (GC) may be difficult. This investigation aims to obtain improved separation of fatty acid methyl esters in safflower oil, and their(More)