Journal article

Understanding the contribution of ascorbic acid to the pigment development in model white wine systems using liquid chromatography with diode array and mass spectrometry detection techniques.

Célia Barril, Andrew C Clark, Geoffrey R Scollary

Analytica Chimica Acta | Published : 2008

Abstract

The present study investigated the contribution of ascorbic acid to the formation of coloured species in model white wine systems containing (+)-catechin as the oxidisable phenolic substrate. Reactions were carried out in the presence or absence of ascorbic acid in model wine systems buffered with either tartaric acid or formic acid. High performance liquid chromatography with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) or mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) analyses demonstrated that glyoxylic acid-derived xanthylium pigments were the main coloured species produced in all samples except those containing just (+)-catechin and formic acid. Higher concentrations of these pigments were detected in the tartaric aci..

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