Number: 1999-042-1-600 [
Title: Fats, Oils and Oilseeds
Analysis - Workshop
Maria Cabral de Menezes, M.C.
Pike, P. Dysseler,
Completion Date: 2001 - project
To hold a workshop on Fats, Oils & Oilseeds Analysis in Rio de Janeiro,
in order to disseminate IUPAC's activities in the field of oils
and fats, to present recent advances in lipid chemistry and show
links between IUPAC and important organizations such as Codex Alimentarius,
ISO and FOSFA.
Brazil has been for many years one of the biggest oilseed producers
and has a big agroindustry, centered on producing and processing
vegetable oils. Apart from that, Brazil is also an important source
for numerous native oils with potential food or industrial applications,
many of them still not appropriately investigated.
IUPAC's Commission on Fats, Oils and Derivatives (now merged within
VI.5) has been active for
a few years and its activities have been mainly the production of
standard methods now in its 7th edition.
IUPAC's activities and products are not well known to the Brazilian
vegetable oils sector. The proposed workshop represents the first
attempt to change this situation and will be the first one sponsored
by IUPAC in Brazil in the area. Thus, it will be a tremendous opportunity
to spread IUPAC's work to all professionals related to the chemistry
and processing of animal and vegetable fats and oils, as well as
to chemistry students who may go to research and/or to work in the
The preliminary program of the workshop includes a presentation
on IUPAC's role including the task force system, followed by several
conferences on technical themes that lead to standardisation of
several methods such as polar compounds in frying fats, NMR in lipid
chemistry, adulteration of cold pressed oils with refined oils,
determination of minor compounds, trans-fatty acids, stressing the
use of analytical techniques such as HRGC, HPLC, NMR and minimisation
of methods to meet environmental request. In parallel, some firms
will exhibit their equipment relative to lipid chemistry and quality
control. Printed material of the lectures presented in the workshop
will be available to the participants.
Workshop: 21-22 November 2000, Ipaname, Rio de Janeiro,
For more information, email R.C.A.
Lago <[email protected]>