A strategy based on fingerprinting and chemometrics for the detection of regulated plants in plant food supplements from the Belgian market: two case studies

Last updated on 20-1-2020 by Jill Alexandre

Peer reviewed scientific article





The sale and consumption of plant food supplements is increasing, especially in the western world. A lot of these supplements can be bought through internet, where a lot of illegal trade is going on. Every year seized dietary supplements are send to laboratories in order to screen for the presence of chemical adulterants or illegally added active pharmaceutical ingredients, though also herbal adulteration occurs and is given less attention. In this paper a two-step approach is presented based on fingerprints recorded by both infrared spectroscopy as liquid chromatography with UV-detectio…

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