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Molecules 2014, 19(9), 14094-14113;

20 Years of Fatty Acid Analysis by Capillary Electrophoresis

Grupo de Química Analítica e Quimiometria (GQAQ), Departamento de Química, Instituto de Ciências Exatas, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG 36036-900, Brazil
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Received: 5 February 2014 / Revised: 7 August 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 9 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fatty Acids)
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A review taking into account the literature reports covering 20 years of fatty acid analysis by capillary electrophoresis is presented. This paper describes the evolution of fatty acid analysis using different CE modes such as capillary zone electrophoresis, non-aqueous capillary electrophoresis, micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography and microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography employing different detection systems, such as ultraviolet-visible, capacitively coupled contactless conductivity, laser-induced fluorescence and mass spectrometry. In summary, the present review signals that CE seems to be an interesting analytical separation technique that is very useful for screening analysis or quantification of the usual fatty acids present in different matrices, offering short analysis times and a simple sample preparation step as inherent advantages in comparison with the classical methodology, making it a separation technique that is very attractive for quality control in industry and government agencies. View Full-Text
Keywords: fatty acids; capillary electrophoresis; review fatty acids; capillary electrophoresis; review

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de Oliveira, M.A.L.; Porto, B.L.S.; Faria, I.D.L.; de Oliveira, P.L.; de Castro Barra, P.M.; Castro, R.J.C.; Sato, R.T. 20 Years of Fatty Acid Analysis by Capillary Electrophoresis. Molecules 2014, 19, 14094-14113.

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