Edible oils and fats are complex mixtures of compounds. This article describes the role of normal-phase liquid chromatography as a generic sample pretreatment tool prior to detailed gas chromatography (GC) analysis.
Food provides the body with energy, and good food is indispensable for a healthy life. With a worldwide population of over seven billion people, it is clear that state-of-the art technology is needed to provide food of a sufficient high quality.
Advances in nano-ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (nUHPLC) and micro–UHPLC (?UHPLC) are described and evaluated, with reference to the analysis of veterinary drugs and steroids in porcine meat and urine, respectively.