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Assessment of terahertz spectroscopy to detect antibiotic residues in food and feed matrices.
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PMID:  21336350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report the use of terahertz (THz) spectroscopy to explore the spectral properties of eleven antibiotics commonly used in livestock production. Eight of the eleven antibiotics showed specific fingerprints in the frequency range between 0.1 and 2 THz. The main spectral features of two antibiotics (doxycycline and sulfapyridine) were still detectable when they were mixed with three food matrices (feed, milk, and egg powder). These preliminary results indicate that THz spectroscopy could be suitable for screening applications to detect the presence of antibiotic residues in the food industry, with the prospect to allow inspections directly on the production lines. THz spectroscopy is a non-destructive, non-contact, and real-time technique that requires very little sample preparation. Moreover, THz radiation can penetrate plastic and paper, which enables the detection of antibiotics in packaged food.
Albert Redo-Sanchez; Gerard Salvatella; Regina Galceran; Eva Roldós; José-Antonio García-Reguero; Massimo Castellari; Javier Tejada
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Analyst     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1364-5528     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372652     Medline TA:  Analyst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180, USA..
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