Fatty Acid Composition Analysis

Fatty acid composition analysis is used in the analysis of lipid containing products to determine the identities and quantities of the various fatty acids present. This information can be used at all stages of drug development as a method of determining the type of free and total fatty acids present in any given product. It can be used to demonstrate consistency between batches for release during the manufacturing process.

Fatty acid composition analysis is a powerful technique in product analysis. It can be used for:

  • Determination of the presence of fatty acid impurities.
  • An initial investigation prior to more detailed analysis of the lipids in a product.

Fatty acid composition analysis is most commonly performed using chromatographic techniques such as Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS).