Near Infrared Spectroscopy as a rapid method for sandalwood oil determination

Wedding, B.B., White, R.D., Grauf, S., Tilse, B., and Gadek, P.A. (2008) Near Infrared Spectroscopy as a rapid method for sandalwood oil determination. Sandalwood Research Newsletter, 23. pp. 5-7.

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Abstract

The remaining chips from 295 sandalwood (S. austrocaledonicum) cores previously analysed using GC-MS were scanned using Near infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). The correlation between the NIR spectral data and the a-santalol content from the GC-MS analysis was very high (R2 = 0.9258). Such a high correspondence between these two techniques indicates that it is possible to use NIRS to predict a-santalol content in sandalwood chip samples. The relative advantages of using NIRS for quantifying a-santalol content in raw sandalwood is discussed in terms of its rapid and potentially inexpensive application to quality control for processing and breeding new cultivars.

Item ID: 16182
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1321-022X
Keywords: Nir spechoscopy, sandlewood, chemometric
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 05:10
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070502 Forestry Biomass and Bioproducts @ 50%
02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0205 Optical Physics > 020503 Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8201 Forestry > 820104 Native Forests @ 100%
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