Gas-Liquid Chromatography of Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid Methyl Esters

W. Stoffel, W. Insull, E. H. Ahrens

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Proof is presented that methyl esters of highly unsaturated long chain fatty acids are not significantly altered in chemical structure during gas-liquid chromatography with the stationary phase Apiezon M at 197°. Relative retention volumes of C16, C18, C20 and C22 polyenoic acids are listed for 2 stationary phases, non-polar Apiezon M and polar Reoplex 400. A system for rapid total analysis of complex fatty acid mixtures on a submilligram scale is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-241
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1958

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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