Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food and beverages. Analytical methods and trends.

@article{PlazaBolaos2010PolycyclicAH,
  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food and beverages. Analytical methods and trends.},
  author={Patricia Plaza-Bola{\~n}os and Antonia Garrido Frenich and Jos{\'e} Luis Mart{\'i}nez Vidal},
  journal={Journal of chromatography. A},
  year={2010},
  volume={1217 41},
  pages={6303-26}
}
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are compounds widespread in the environment, many of them showing carcinogenic effects. These compounds can reach the food chain by different ways and, therefore, the analysis of PAHs in food is a matter of concern. This article reviews the extraction methodologies together with the separation and detection techniques which are currently applied in the determination of PAHs in food and beverages. Specific extraction conditions, performance characteristics… CONTINUE READING