Acetaldehyde in Beer Determination Employing Static Headspace Sampling

Acetaldehyde is formed as beer is fermented as it is an intermediate to ethanol. Most beers have low amounts of acetaldehyde and it generally will not affect the taste of the beer as long as concentration levels are low. This application will examine acetaldehyde in six different types of beer using static headspace sampling in conjunction with Gas Chromatography.

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