Review Articles

The following references to review articles dealing with mass spectrometry of fatty acids have been collected as part of our regular literature searches for research purposes. The list is fairly comprehensive but is certainly not exhaustive. We do our best. Some abbreviations may have been introduced into the titles. For convenience, it is divided into three sections according to date of publication. References are listed alphabetically according to the first author.

Reviews - 2000 onwards

  • Brenna, J.T. Structural analysis of unsaturated fatty acid methyl ester isomers with acetonitrile covalent adduct chemical ionization. In: Lipid Analysis and Lipidomics: New Techniques and Applications. pp. 157-172 (ed: M.M. Mossoba, J.K.G. Kramer, J.T. Brenna and R.E. McDonald, AOCS Press, Champaign, USA) (2006)
  • Brenna, J.T. Fatty acid analysis by high resolution gas chromatography and mass spectrometry for clinical and experimental applications. Curr. Opin. Clin. Nutr. Metab. Care, 16, 548-554 (2013).
  • Cheng, C.F. and Gross,M.L. Applications and mechanisms of charge-remote fragmentation. Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 19, 398-420 (2000).
  • Chernushevich, I.V., Loboda, A.V. and Thomson,B.A. An introduction to quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometry. J. Mass Spectrom., 36, 849-865 (2001).
  • Christie, W.W. and Han, X. Lipid Analysis - Isolation, Separation, Identification and Lipidomic Analysis (4th edition), 446 pages (Oily Press, Bridgwater, U.K. and Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, U.K.) (2010) - Woodhead Publishing Ltd.
  • Dobson, G. and Christie,W.W. Mass spectrometry of fatty acid derivatives. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol., 104, 36-43 (2002).
  • Griffiths, W.J. Tandem mass spectrometry in the study of fatty acids, bile acids, and steroids. Mass Spectrom. Rev., 22, 81-152 (2003).
  • Gross, M.L. Charge-remote fragmentation: an account of research on mechanisms and applications. Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 200, 611-624 (2000).
  • Guichardant, M., Chen,P., Liu,M., Calzada,C., Colas,R., Vericel,E. and Lagarde,M. Functional lipidomics of oxidized products from polyunsaturated fatty acids. Chem. Phys. Lipids, 164, 544-548 (2011).
  • Hankin, J.A. and Murphy,R.C. Lipid mediators and mass spectrometry: an historical perspective. Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 200, 201-217 (2000).
  • Johnson, D.W. Contemporary clinical usage of LC/MS: Analysis of biologically important carboxylic acids. Clin. Biochem., 38, 351-361 (2005).
  • Mitchell, T.W., Pham,H., Thomas,M.C. and Blanksby,S.J. Identification of double bond position in lipids: From GC to OzID. J. Chromatogr. B, 877, 2722-2735 (2009).
  • Murphy, R.C., Fiedler,J. and Hevko,J. Analysis of nonvolatile lipids by mass spectrometry. Chem. Rev., 101, 479-526 (2001).
  • Rezanka, T. and Votruba,J. Analysis of fatty acids by APCI-MS. In 'Modern Methods for Lipid Analysis by Liquid Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry and Related Techniques' (Ed. W.C. Byrdwell, AOCS Press, Champaign), pp. 242-275 (2005).
  • Tsikas, D., Zoerner,A.A. and Jordan,J. Oxidized and nitrated oleic acid in biological systems: Analysis by GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS, and biological significance. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1811, 694-705 (2011)
  • Wei, G.L. and Zeng,E.Y. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in quantifying fatty acids. Trends Anal. Chem., 30, 1429-1436 (2011).

 

Reviews - 1990 to 1999

  • Adams, J. Charge-remote fragmentations: analytical applications and fundamental studies. Mass Spectrom. Rev., 9, 141-186 (1990).
  • Banni, S. and Martin,J.-C. Conjugated linoleic acid and metabolites. In Trans Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition, pp. 261-302 (edited by J.L. Sebedio and W.W. Christie, Oily Press, Dundee) (1998).
  • Berdeaux, O., Juaneda,P. and Sebedio,J.L. Analysis of conjugated and trans fatty acids after derivatization. Analusis, 26, M45-M51 (1998).
  • Christie, W.W. Mass spectrometry of fatty acid derivatives. In Applications of Modern Mass Spectrometry in Plant Science Research (Proc. Phytochemical Society of Europe), pp. 195-209 (edited by R.P. Newton and T.J. Walton, Clarendon Press, Oxford). (1996).
  • Christie, W.W. Structural analysis of fatty acids. In Advances in Lipid Methodology - Four, pp. 119-169 (edited by W.W. Christie, Oily Press, Dundee) (1997).
  • Christie, W.W. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry methods for structural analysis of fatty acids. Lipids, 33, 343-353 (1998).
  • Dobson, G. Cyclic fatty acids: qualitative and quantitative analysis. In Lipid Analysis in Oils and Fats, pp. 136-180 (edited by R.J. Hamilton, Blackie, London) (1998).
  • Dobson, G. and Christie,W.W. Structural analysis of fatty acids by mass spectrometry of picolinyl esters and dimethyloxazoline derivatives. Trends Anal. Chem., 15, 130-137 (1996).
  • Evershed,R.P. Mass spectrometry of lipids. In Lipid Analysis. A Practical Approach (edited by R.J.Hamilton & S. Hamilton, IRL Press, Oxford), pp. 263-308 (1992).
  • Gardner,H.W. Analysis of plant lipoxygenase metabolites. In Advances in Lipid Methodology - Four, pp. 1-43 (edited by W.W. Christie, Oily Press, Dundee) (1997).
  • Gross,M.L. Tandem mass spectrometric strategies for determining structure of biologically interesting molecules. Acc. Chem. Res., 27, 361-369 (1994).
  • Harvey,D.J. Mass spectrometry of picolinyl and other nitrogen-containing derivatives of fatty acids . In Advances in Lipid Methodology - One (edited by W.W. Christie, Oily Press, Ayr), pp. 19-80 (1992).
  • Harvey,D.J. Picolinyl esters for the structural determination of fatty acids by GC/MS. Molecular Biotech., 10, 251-260 (1998).
  • Knothe,G. and Christie,W.W. Some derivatives of fatty compounds for mass spectral structure determination. In Recent Developments in the Synthesis of Fatty Acid Derivatives, pp. 227-238 (1999) (edited by G. Knothe and J.T.P. Derksen, AOCS Publications, Champaign, IL).
  • Le Quere,J.-L. Tandem mass spectrometry in the structural analysis of lipids. In Advances in Lipid Methodology - Two , pp. 215-245 (edited by W.W. Christie, Oily Press, Dundee) (1993).
  • Murphy,R.C. Mass Spectrometry of Lipids (Handbook of Lipid Research, Vol. 7) (Plenum Press, N.Y.) (1993).
  • Roach,J.A.G., Yurawecz,M.P., Mossoba,M.M. and Eulitz,K. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of lipids. In Spectral Properties of Lipids, pp. 191-234 (1998) (edited by R.J. Hamilton & J. Cast, Sheffield Academic Press).
  • Spitzer,V. Structure analysis of fatty acids by gas chromatography - low resolution electron impact mass spectrometry of their 4,4-dimethyloxazoline derivatives - a review. Prog. Lipid Res., 35, 387-408 (1997).
  • Spitzer,V. Screening analysis of unknown seed oils. Fett-Lipid, 101, 2-19 (1999).
  • Weintraub,S.T. Mass spectroscopy of lipids. Pract. Spectrosc., 8, 257-286 (1990).

 

Reviews up to 1989

  • Andersson,B.A. Mass spectrometry of fatty acid pyrrolidides. Prog. Chem. Fats other Lipids, 16, 279-308 (1978).
  • Andersson,B.A. Pyrrolidides in the structural analysis of lipids by mass spectrometry. Adv. Biochem. Physiol. Plant Lipids, 257-262 (1979).
  • Emken,E.A. Synthesis and analysis of stable isotope- and radio-isotope labelled fatty acids. In Handbook of Lipid Research. Vol. 1. Fatty Acids and Glycerides, pp. 77-121 (edited by A. Kuksis, Plenum Press, New York) (1978).
  • Hogge,L.R. and Millar,J.G. Characterization of unsaturated aliphatic compounds by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Adv. Chromatogr., 27, 299-351 (1987).
  • Holman, R.T. and Rahm,J.J. Analysis and characterization of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Prog. Chem. Fats Other Lipids, 9, 13-90 (1966).
  • Jensen,N.J. and Gross,M.L. Mass spectrometric methods for structure determination and analysis of fatty acids. Mass Spectrom. Rev., 6, 497-536 (1987).
  • Jacob, J. Bird waxes. In: 'Chemistry and Biochemistry of Natural Waxes', pp. 93-146 (ed. P.E. Kolattukudy, Elsevier, Amsterdam) (1976).
  • Khan,G.R. and Scheinmann,F. Some recent advances in physical methods for analysis and characterisation of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Prog. Chem. Fats other Lipids, 15, 343-367 (1978).
  • Klein,R.A. and Kemp,P. Recent methods for the elucidation of lipid structure. In Methods in Membrane Biology. Vol. 8, pp. 51-217 (edited by E.D. Korn, Plenum Press, New York) (1977).
  • Kuksis,A. Separation and structure determination of structure of fatty acids. In Handbook of Lipid Research. Vol. 1. Fatty Acids and Glycerides, pp. 1-76 (edited by A. Kuksis, Plenum Press, New York) (1978).
  • Kuksis,A. Quantitative and positional analysis of fatty acids. In: Lipid Research Methodology (ed. J.A.Story, A.R.Liss Inc., N.Y.) pp. 78-132 (1984).
  • McCloskey,J.A. Mass spectrometry of fatty acid derivatives. In: Topics in Lipid Chemistry. Volume 1, pp. 369-440 (ed. F.D. Gunstone, Logos Press, London) (1970).
  • Minnikin,D.E. Location of double bonds and cyclopropane rings in fatty acids by mass spectrometry. Chem. Phys. Lipids, 21, 313-347 (1978).
  • Odham,G. and Stenhagen,E. Fatty acids. In: Biochemical Applications of Mass Spectrometry, pp. 211-228 (edited by G. R. Wallace, Wiley, N.Y.) (1972).
  • Perkins,E.G. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of lipids. In: Analysis of Lipids and Lipoproteins, pp. 183-203 (edited by E.G. Perkins, American Oil Chemists' Soc., Champaign) (1975).
  • Rohwedder,W.K. Mass spectrometry of lipids. In: Analysis of Lipids and Lipoproteins, pp. 170-182 (edited by E.G. Perkins, American Oil Chemists' Soc., Champaign) (1975).
  • Ryhage,R. and Stenhagen,E. Mass spectrometry in lipid research. J. Lipid Res., 1, 361-390 (1960).
  • Ryhage,R. and Stenhagen,E. Mass spectrometry of long-chain esters. In: Mass Spectrometry of Organic Ions, (edited F.W. McLafferty, Academic Press, New York), pp. 399-452 (1963).
  • Schmitz,B. and Klein,R.A. Mass spectrometric localization of carbon-carbon double bonds: a critical review of recent methods. Chem. Phys. Lipids, 39, 285-311 (1986).
  • Zeman,A. and Scharmann,H. Mass spectrometry of lipids (a review). I.Fette Seifen Anstrichm., 74, 509-514 (1972).
  • Zeman,A. and Scharmann,H. Mass spectrometry of lipids (a review). II.Fette Seifen Anstrichm., 75, 32-44 (1973).

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