New hyphenated chromatographic and spectroscopic methods for oil analysis

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to use novel chemical separation methods hyphenated with spectroscopy to identify useful markers in olive oil and essential oil to ensure purity, quality and authenticity, all ongoing issues in these industries in Australia and overseas. Results of multidimensional gas chromatography hyphenated with mass spectrometry
and Fourier transform infra-red analyses will be compared and integrated with data libraries to generate precise
molecular identification. New chemical analysis methods extend our knowledge of the composition of materials;
poorly characterised materials lead to poor decision-making. The outcome will help monitor adulteration of oils
and maintain the high quality standards of Australian produce.
Effective start/end date21/12/1515/08/18


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$213,000.00
  • Monash University
  • PerkinElmer Inc (United States of America): A$120,000.00
  • Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA): A$6,000.00