Rapid determination of protein contents in microencapsulated fish oil supplements by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and Partial Least Square Regression (PLSR) analysis

Jitraporn Vongsvivut, Philip Robert Heraud, Wei Zhang, Jaroslav A Kralovec, Donald McNaughton, Colin James Barrow

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Following the recent success in quantitative analysis of essential fatty acid compositions in a commercial microencapsulated fish oil (?EFO) supplement, we extended the application of portable attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopic technique and partial least square regression (PLSR) analysis for rapid determination of total protein contents-the other major component in most commercial ?EFO powders. In contrast to the traditional chromatographic methodology used in a routine amino acid analysis (AAA), the ATR-FTIR spectra of the ?EFO powder can be acquired directly from its original powder form with no requirement of any sample preparation, making the technique exceptionally fast, noninvasive, and environmentally friendly as well as being cost effective and hence eminently suitable for routine use by industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265 - 277
Number of pages13
JournalFood and Bioprocess Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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