Application Notes

Application Notes

AppNote 218: Identification of Off-Odor Compounds in Paper Products using Thin Film Solid Phase Microextraction (TF-SPME) and GC-MS/O


In this study, Thin Film Solid Phase Microextraction (TF-SPME) with a divinylbenzene/polydimethylsiloxane coating (DVB/PDMS) was used to extract off-odor compounds from paper product samples. The use of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry directly coupled with olfactory detection (GC-MS/O) enabled simultaneous detection of off-odor regions of the chromatogram and mass spectral identification of off-odor compounds. Identification of off-odor compounds in consumer goods is crucial for the manufacturer in order to identify the cause, take corrective action, and thereby maintain brand acceptance and success.


LabWorks Platform, Thin Film Solid Phase Micro-Extraction (TF-SPME), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry-Olfactometry (GC-MS/O), Olfactory Detection, Off-Odor Compounds, Sniff Port