Objectives

Objective 1. Development of a method of extracting the total fatty acids from vegetable oils and food samples for gas chromatographic analysis

Objective 2. Development of a method for separation, identification and quantification of trans fatty acids in vegetable oils and food products with a very low LOD and LOQ by GC-FID and GC-MS analytical techniques

Objective 3. Validation of methods for the rapid examination of the presence of trans fatty acids in vegetable oils and food products, using commercial samples for control purposes by GC-FID

Objective 4. Testing the possibilities and limitations of Fourier transform Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) for the detection of trans fats in vegetable oils

Objective 5. Evaluation of the potential of Raman Spectroscopy in TFAs detection

Objective 6. Data processing and classification of samples on groups based on trans fatty acids concentration by chemometric methods