This document specifies a method for the semi-quantitative analysis of oils, fats and oil/fat-related samples (deodistillates).
It is applicable to the screening of oils, fats and oil/fat-related samples to obtain main (e.g. triglycerides) and minor (e.g. sterols, sterol esters, tocopherols, wax esters, fatty alcohols, glycerol) component information in one single analysis. For a truly quantitative analysis of pre-identified compound classes, specific methods are more appropriate.
The method can also be used as a useful qualitative screening tool for the relative comparison of sample compositions.