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ISRN Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 529306, 9 pages
Research Article

Minor Volatile Compounds in White Wines from Canary Islands, Madeira, and Pico (Azores) by Headspace Solid-Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: A Qualitative Study

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, University of La Laguna, 38071 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Received 2 September 2013; Accepted 23 September 2013

Academic Editors: P. Campíns-Falcó and P. A. Siskos

Copyright © 2013 S. J. Pérez-Olivero et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Application of headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) coupled with high-resolution gas chromatographic (HRGC) analytical system was studied for detection and identification of volatile compounds in wines. Four different SPME fibers were tested, and 138 different compounds were detected and identified. The best fiber for the determination of different groups of compounds was selected. Using these results, a comparative study of Madeira, Tenerife (Canary Islands), and Pico (Azores) was carried out.