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Química Nova

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ALMEIDA-MURADIAN, Ligia Bicudo de; SOUSA, Renato J.; BARTH, Ortrud Monika  and  GALLMANN, Peter. Preliminary data on Brazilian monofloral honey from the northeast region using FT-IR ATR spectroscopic, palynological, and color analysis. Quím. Nova [online]. 2014, vol.37, n.4, pp.716-719. ISSN 0100-4042.

Fourier transform infrared attenuated total reflectance (FT-IR ATR) spectroscopy was used to determine 14 different measurands in northeast Brazilian honey samples. Nine different honey samples (six monofloral and three polyfloral) from 2009 obtained from the company CEARAPI underwent FT-IR ATR, palynological, color, and sensorial analysis to obtain preliminary results for these types of honey. The results showed that there are five monofloral, three bifloral, and one extrafloral honey, and also that mid-infrared spectrometry can be used as a screening method for the routine analysis of Brazilian honey, with the advantages of being rapid, nondestructive, and accurate.

Keywords : honey; pollen analysis; FT-IR ATR.

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