Juan Carlos Diego

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In the last decade, an increase in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colony losses has been reported in several countries. The causes of this decline are still not clear. This study was set out to evaluate the pesticide residues in stored pollen from honey bee colonies and their possible impact on honey bee losses in Spain. In total, 1,021 professional apiaries(More)
This paper describes a rapid, sensitive and specific method for determination of free amino acids in honey involving a new reaction of derivatization and gas chromatography (GC) with flame ionization (FID) and mass spectrometric (MS) detection. The method allows the determination of 22 free amino acids in honey samples in a short time: 8 and 5 min for(More)
An ion chromatographic method for determining the anions oxalate, sulfate and nitrate in honey and honeydew samples is described. To prevent matrix interference and to isolate the anions a clean-up step using solid-phase extraction on anionic cartridges and eluting with a 0.01 M chromate solution is recommended. The anions are separated on an anionic column(More)
A study of the real possibilities of carbohydrate profiles and chemometrics to characterize the botanical origin of honey from a single geographical area, the Province of Soria (Spain), is presented. To this end, 14 carbohydrates were quantified using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with pulsed amperometric detection (PAD) in 77 natural(More)
BACKGROUND There is great concern about the high losses and strong depopulation of honey bee colonies in some areas of Spain. Some beekeepers have suggested that sunflower seeds treated with the insecticide fipronil could be an important factor in causing those losses. Therefore, an in-depth field study has been carried out in two regions of Spain where(More)
The hyphenation of static headspace sampling with comprehensive 2D GC equipped with a modulator based on capillary flow technology and a flame ionization detector was used to separate and identify 43 representative target volatile compounds (light hydrocarbons, carbonyls, pyrazines, alcohols, furans, and benzenes) frequently detected in the roasting process(More)
A study of the viability of three derivatizing reagents for obtaining amino acid profiles in honey through high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is presented. A method using diode array detection based on a reaction with diethyl ethoxymethylene malonate (DEMM) and two other methods using fluorescence detection based on derivatization with(More)
A method to separate FAME and the linoleic and linolenic acids isomers by GCxGC using an apparatus equipped with a capillary flow technology (CFT) based modulator and a FID detector has been developed. Four different column combinations (one conventional and three inverted phase sets) were used in these experiments. The conventional set first involved a(More)
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