High-performance anion exchange chromatography at high pH coupled with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAE-PAD) is one of the most employed techniques for carbohydrate determination for routine monitoring or research applications. The compatibility of electrochemical detection with gradient elution allows mixtures of simple sugars and oligo- and polysaccharides to be separated with high resolution in a single run. This technique has great impact on the analysis of oligo- and polysaccharides, including prebiotics. Prebiotics are non-digestible ingredients that beneficially affect human health by selectively stimulating the growth of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon. Examples of prebiotics include fructooligosaccharides (FOS), galactooligosaccharides (GOS), and inulins. HPAE-PAD provides valuable insights for the selective determination of short-chain FOS and inulins present in the prebiotic food ingredients to determine their degree of polymerization and isomers. Determination of the degree of polymerization of a particular prebiotic ingredient is very critical towards its intended use as it influences some intrinsic properties such as prebiotic activity, digestibility, caloric value, sweetening power and water binding capacity.
In this webinar, we will demonstrate HPAE-PAD profiling method for the determination of GOS/FOS content in prebiotic samples and variation in prebiotics on addition of probiotics. Learn about prebiotic characterization with anion-exchange chromatography in food and beverages.
Dr Parul Angrish is a product manager in the Ion Chromatography and Sample Preparation business unit at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Her current interest focuses on expanding the carbohydrate applications in adjacent markets using High Performance Anion Exchange Chromatography with Pulsed Amperometric Detection (HPAE-PAD). Parul has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and is an inventor on several patents.
Dr Manali Aggrawal is currently a Senior Applications Chemist in the Ion Chromatography and Sample Preparation business unit at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. She is the author of several customers facing high quality Application Notes and Technical Notes, which range from determination of contaminants in environmental samples to validation/authentication of food and beverage samples.
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