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DiscovIR-GC™ Solutions for FAMEs Analysis

DiscovIR-GC™ Solutions for FAMEs Analysis

DiscovIR-GC™ provides a unique solution for laboratories analysing Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAMEs) enabling the rapid and accurate identification of FAMEs, and related compounds, in complex mixtures & matrices.

Applications include:

  • Human Nutrition & Health (e.g., nutritional biomarkers)
  • Aquaculture (Fish Feeding & Nutrition, product nutritional composition)
  • Industrial Biotechnology (Microbial & Algal Culture)
  • Synthetic biology (e.g., biofuels & lubricants)
  • Plant Sciences (e.g., gene edited crops, leaf cuticular waxes & seed oils)
  • Lipid Biomarkers in sediments and archaeological samples
  • Soil PLFA Analysis
  • Analysis of FAMEs in feed, food, oil, and other edible products

DiscovIR-GC™ combines Gas Chromatography with solid-phase mid-FTIR Spectroscopy for the rapid and accurate identification of all the components in complex mixtures, without the need for comprehensive GCxGC or further derivatization. DiscovIR-GC™ FAME solutions can be configured with parallel FID and/or Mass Spectrometry, incorporating comprehensive (FTIR & MS) spectral libraries.

Furthermore, solid-phase IR spectra contain information on unsaturation level, chain length, double bond configuration and functional groups of fatty acid methyl esters (and related compounds) to confirm library-based identification, for true UnknownID by spectral interpretation or for screening by functional group or lipid class (e.g., trans-fatty acids).


DiscovIR-GC™ Solutions for FAMEs Analysis

IR Analysis of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (AppNote005)

Fatty Acid Methyl Esters by Direct Deposition Gas Chromatography-Infrared Spectroscopy (AppNote006)

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