A rapid and reliable method to assay the total amount of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol derivatives in extra virgin olive oil has been developed. The methodology intends to establish the nutritional quality of this edible oil addressing recent international health claim legislations (the European Commission Regulation No. 432/2012) and changing the classification of extra virgin olive oil to the status of nutraceutical. The method is based on the use of high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry and labeled internal standards preceded by a fast hydrolysis reaction step performed through the aid of microwaves under acid conditions. The overall process is particularly time saving, much shorter than any methodology previously reported. The developed approach represents a mix of rapidity and accuracy whose values have been found near 100% on different fortified vegetable oils, while the RSD% values, calculated from repeatability and reproducibility experiments, are in all cases under 7%. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

A comprehensive evaluation of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol derivatives in extra virgin olive oil by microwave-assisted hydrolysis and HPLC-MS/MS

Bartella, Lucia;Mazzotti, Fabio;Napoli, Anna;Sindona, Giovanni;Di Donna, Leonardo
2018

Abstract

A rapid and reliable method to assay the total amount of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol derivatives in extra virgin olive oil has been developed. The methodology intends to establish the nutritional quality of this edible oil addressing recent international health claim legislations (the European Commission Regulation No. 432/2012) and changing the classification of extra virgin olive oil to the status of nutraceutical. The method is based on the use of high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry and labeled internal standards preceded by a fast hydrolysis reaction step performed through the aid of microwaves under acid conditions. The overall process is particularly time saving, much shorter than any methodology previously reported. The developed approach represents a mix of rapidity and accuracy whose values have been found near 100% on different fortified vegetable oils, while the RSD% values, calculated from repeatability and reproducibility experiments, are in all cases under 7%. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
432/2012 EU regulation; Hydroxytyrosol; Isotope dilution mass spectrometry; Microwave hydrolysis; Olive oil; Phenolic compound; Analytical Chemistry; Biochemistry
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