Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/2010
Publication Date: 11/1/2010
Citation: Moreau, R.A. 2010. Lipid Analysis: Isolation, separation, identification and lipidomic analysis - Fourth Edition. Inform 21, 629-630 & 652, ed, by W.W.Christie and X.Han. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Review of book, Lipid Analysis, Isolation, separation, identification and lipidomic analysis - Fourth Edition, by W.W. Chrisitie and X. Han, 2010. William W. Christie is considered by many to be the most prominent international authority on lipid analysis. The co-author, Dr. Xianlin Han, is a pioneer in the emerging field of lipidomics. Chapters 1-12 have similar titles to those in the Third Edition, but each chapter has been extensively updated to include papers published during 2003-2010. Chapters 13-16 are totally new and focus on mass spectrometry and lipidomics. These two experts have teamed up to produce a book that is an excellent compilation of the most useful modern analytical methods for lipid analysis. It also helps readers understand the new field of lipidomics and appreciate its value among other more traditional methods for lipid analysis. As with the previous three Editions, I am confident that the Fourth Edition will serve for many years as a valuable reference tool to all oil chemists who are involved in the analysis of lipids from animals, plants, or microbes.