Analysis of fatty acids in mouse tissue via in situ transmethylation with biochar

Jechan Lee, Yiu Fai Tsang, Jeong Ik Oh, Seokmann Hong, Changsung Kim, Eilhann E. Kwon

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Lipid derivatization technology-mediated fatty acid profiling studies have been suggested to dissect the contents of lipids in white fat and brown fat tissue. The focus of this study is to profile fatty acid lipidomics in brown adipose tissue and white adipose tissue of mice by derivatizing their lipids into fatty acid methyl esters via in situ transmethylation using a rice husk-derived biochar as porous media. The in situ transmethylation using biochar is advantageous in biological analysis because there was no loss of samples inevitably occurring in the loss of lipid in solvent extraction and purification steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1723-1728
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Geochemistry and Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019


  • Biochar application
  • Derivatization
  • Lipid profiling
  • Tissue
  • Transmethylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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