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AACC Approved Methods of Analysis, 11th Edition -AACC Method 58-18.01. Fatty Acid Composition by Gas Chromatography

AACC Approved Methods of Analysis, 11th Edition

Special Properties of Fats, Oils, and Shortenings

AACC Method 58-18.01
Fatty Acid Composition by Gas Chromatography

VIEW METHOD

Objective
This method permits quantitative separation of mixtures containing saturated and unsaturated methyl esters. It is applicable to methyl esters of fatty acids having 8-24 carbon atoms and to animal fats, vegetable oils, and fatty acids after their conversion to methyl esters. Conditions specified are not suitable for determining epoxy or oxidized fatty acids nor for fatty acids that have been polymerized. This method is unsuitable for quantitation of fatty acids for labeling purposes. It is equivalent to Official Method Ce 1-62 of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS).