Application Note: YMC-Triart C18 ExRS: Fatty Acid Isomers
9 August 2017

Fatty acids have a well documented effect on health. On one hand unsaturated fatty acids are essential especially the omega-3 fatty acids which are beneficial in preventing heart diseases. The carbon-carbon double bonds of these essential fatty acids are cis type. On the other hand, fatty acids containing trans type double bonds are harmful to health. They are known to increase the risk of coronary heart diseases. During the industrial processing of foodstuffs such as margarine cis fatty acids are used. Therefore, it is essential to monitor the types of fatty acids in food. This application note demonstrates the determination of fatty acid isomers using YMC-Triart C18 ExRS.