Journal : Journal of Chromatography A , vol. 1122 , p. 249–254 , 2006
Publisher : Elsevier
International Standard Numbers
Printed : 0021-9673
Electronic : 1873-3778
Publication type : Academic article
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A recently introduced two-dimensional fatty acid retention index system (2D-FARI) was used as basis for prediction of equivalent chain lengths (ECL) of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) on a BPX-70 stationary phase. Models for the relationship between 2D-FARI data and ECL values of a calibration sample with 30 common fatty acids were established by a simple multivariate regression. The models were thereafter applied on 2D-FARI data for other FAMEs and used to predict the ECLs for these compounds. The 2D-FARI values for the fatty acids in the calibration sample are given by definition. Thus, the only information necessary to calculate the ECL value for a compound run under identical conditions as the calibration sample is the 2D-FARI values for the compound, which can be acquired from literature data. The method was validated with test sets analysed with different temperature and flow programs. ECLs of various marine FAME and trans isomers of Eicosapentaenoic and Docosahexaenoic acid were predicted with root mean squared error of prediction from 0.002 to 0.012 ECL units. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.