Food quality control has become much more important during the last decade and demanded the development of robust, efficient, sensitive, and cost-effective analytical techniques. Capillary electrophoresis with capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection (CE-C4D) is a powerful separation method based on the different migration time rate of components in the background electrolyte solution, and it is suitable for all charged ions. There is a large number of compound groups in food that can be determined by the CE-C4D method, such as amino acids, biogenic amines, fatty acids, food additives, sweeteners, and nutrients. This paper provides an overview of recent applications of the CE-C4D in food analysis over the last decade. General conclusions and future prospects of applicability of the CE-C4D method in food analysis are presented.
Capillary electrophoresis, capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection, food control
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