The fifth volume in the Advances in lipid methodology series is the first with new editor, Richard O. Adlof, but its objectives are still those of the previous editor, William W. Christie: ‘To provide readable, up-to-date reviews of rapidly expanding areas of lipid analysis and practical examples which should be of immediate use to lipid analysts’.

As in the previous volumes of Advances in lipid methodology, the editor has chosen leading international experts to write individual chapters. Volume 5 contains four chapters on specific methodologies of lipid analysis and three which describe specific applications or standardization of methods.

The methodologies are different scanning calorimetry for the study of physical properties of fats and oils; silver ion chromatography; atmospheric-pressure chemical-ionization mass spectrometry (APCI-MS); and supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC).

Chapters on specific applications cover the analysis of genetically modified oils and the use of fatty acid profiling in the characterization of metabolic diseases. A further chapter provides an overview of the official standard methods used for fats and oils analysis and gives extensive listings of information on standards organizations.


Industry and academic scientists in all aspects of lipid science and technology

Table of Contents

Analysis of edible oils by differential scanning calorimetry; Lipid analysis by silver ion chromatography; Analysis of genetically modified oils; APCI-MS in lipid analysis; Fatty acid profiling in metabolic disorders; Process for development of standard methods for the analysis of fats, oils and lipids; Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) — global perspective and applications in lipid technology (King).


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About the editor

R O Adlof

Richard O. Adlof, NCAUR, USDA-ARS, National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research, Agriculture Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research, US Department of Agriculture, USA