, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 197–200 | Cite as

Quantitative determination of polyalcohols in wine and vinegar by gas chromatography

  • G. Santa-Maria
  • A. Olano
  • M. Tejedor
Short Communications


A gas chromatographic method is described for the analysis of arabitol, mannitol, sorbitol and inositol in wine. The method is evaluated for repeatability using perseitol as internal standard. Perseitol can be added to wine before or after passing the wine through the ion-exchange column without showing significant differences in the polyalcohol content. The method is also applied to the analysis of vinegar from different substrates (wine cider and rice).

Key Words

Gas chromatography Polyalcohol quantification Wine Vinegar 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Santa-Maria
    • 1
  • A. Olano
    • 1
  • M. Tejedor
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Fermentaciones IndustrialesC.S.I.C.MadridSpain

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