Mass Spectrometry of Fatty Acid Derivatives


Unless otherwise stated, these pages were written by Dr William W. Christie and deal with the application of mass spectrometry with electron-impact ionization to determine the structures of fatty acids in the form of various derivatives.

If you are new to the subject, you may wish to first consult -

Further articles on mass spectrometry are available in the Lipidomics and Selected Topics in Analysis sections of this web site. PDF files can be downloaded from a link at the end of documents to give you an instantly accessible or printable record.

William W. Christie

William W. Christie

Tutorials on the Interpretation of Mass Spectra of Fatty Acid Derivatives and Related Lipids

Lipid Library The Basics Lipid Library Methyl esters of fatty acids Lipid Library Pyrrolidine derivatives of fatty acids Lipid Library Dimethyloxazolines (DMOX) of fatty acids Lipid Library3-Pyridylcarbinol ('picolinyl') esters of fatty acids Lipid LibraryOther
Lipid Library Miscellaneous substituted fatty acids (various derivatives) and other lipids

Archives of Mass Spectra

Lipid LibraryAll our mass spectra (1994 in total) are made available for study or reference here but without interpretation.

Lipid Library Bibliography of Mass Spectra: References lists for mass spectrometry of lipids - see our literature survey menu.


W. Christie

James Hutton Institute (and Mylnefield Lipid Analysis), Invergowrie, Dundee (DD2 5DA), Scotland.

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