CHRONECT Workstation FAMEs
Automated analytics of fatty acid methyl esters from oils and fats
Animal and plant fats play an essential role as components of our everyday diet. According to the EU food information regulation from December 2016 manufacturers are obligated to declare the fatty acid composition on their packagings. Thus, the importance of fatty acid determination is increasing.
For the analysis of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) regarding their fatty acid composition there are various methods which Axel Semrau has automated. These for example are the methods DGF C-VI 10 and C-VI 11, SLMB 269.1 and AOCS Ce 2-66. The latter includes a methylation using boron trifluoride, a highly toxic chemical - an unpleasant step for every operator. A manual sample preparation needs to be performed reliably and cleanly to avoid the risk of carryovers and achieve a good reproducibility.
Axel Semrau therefore has developed an automated online sample preparation with subsequent gas chromatographic analytics. The CHRONECT Workstation FAME handles manually difficult steps and provides a fast sample preparation. Thus, the automation does not only increase reproducibility but also the sample throughput.
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