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Journal of chromatography. A

Gas chromatographic determination of cholesterol and tocopherols in edible oils and fats with automatic removal of interfering triglycerides.


PMID 8589831

Abstract

An automated gas chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of cholesterol, alpha-tocopherol and alpha-tocopheryl acetate in edible oils and fats without derivatization is reported. Interferences from lipid material are avoided by using a continuous system to transesterify triglycerides with potassium methylate in methanol. The precision of the method is 1.9, 2.2 and 3.1% for cholesterol, alpha-tocopherol and alpha-tocopheryl acetate, respectively. The proposed methods was validated by analysing a standard reference material of coconut oil (SRM 1563-2) with good results. The method features a high throughput, minimal sample handling and analyte specificity (lipid material does not interfere).

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