Gas Chromatography and Lipids
The following web pages in HTML format are the text of the book Gas Chromatography and Lipids by William W. Christie and published in 1989 by the Oily Press Ltd. The book is now out of print, and is republished here in an html version by kind permission of P.J. Barnes & Associates (The Oily Press), who retain the copyright.
Please note! Many of the procedures used in the analysis of lipids require the use of solvents and other hazardous materials. We cannot accept any responsibility for accidents that may occur while using methods described here.
In preparing this book for web publication, I have been pleasantly surprised by how much is still relevant today. On the other hand, most of the text referring to packed columns is now redundant, and many of the commercial products, such as particular GC or HPLC phases, are no longer manufactured although equivalents may be available. HPLC, especially linked to mass spectrometry, has made enormous strides in recent years. My latest book (co-authored with Xianlin Han) "Lipid Analysis - 4th Edition" (2010), also published by the Oily Press, is right up-to-date as well as being much more comprehensive in terms of applications to lipids in general.
Updated August 27, 2012