, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 219–223 | Cite as

A sensitive method for the determination of nitroamines in alcoholic beverages

  • O. Leppänen
  • P. Ronkainen
Short Communications


Nitrosamines in alcoholic beverages and malted barley were analysed by adsorption from the gas phase onto a porous polymer trap of Chromosorb 104 and subsequent desorption of the trapped compounds directly to a gas chromatograph fitted with glass capillary column and alkali-FID. The detection limit for NDMA was 0.05 μg/l in beer samples and 0.3 μg/kg in malted barley.

Key Words

Adsorbents Beer Malt Nitrosamine analysis N-nitrosodimethylamine 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Leppänen
    • 1
  • P. Ronkainen
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Laboratories of the State Alcohol Monopoly (Alko)Helsinki 10Finland

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