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The global fats and oils industry has long relied on the analytical integrity of the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS. The 5th edition maintains that tradition.A Great Reference. The 5th edition includes over 400 analyticalMoreThe global fats and oils industry has long relied on the analytical integrity of the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS. The 5th edition maintains that tradition.A Great Reference. The 5th edition includes over 400 analytical methods critical to processing, trading, utilizing, and evaluating fats, oils, and lipid products. Worldwide acceptance has made the AOCS Methods a requirement among fats and oils chemists.New Layout. Single methods are completely self-contained and may be separated from the Methods binder and used without time-consuming cross-referencing of other methods. Definition and scope are stated for each method, as well as details of apparatus, reagents, and procedures. Relevant calculations and notes are provided to guide the technician.Required Methodology. The Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS contains methodology required for proficiency testing in the Laboratory Proficiency Program, as well as AOCS laboratory certification. Major subjects covered include:-- Vegetable oil source material-- Oilseed by-products-- Commercial fats and oils-- Soap and synthetic detergents-- Glycerin-- Sulfonated and sulfated oils-- Soapstocks-- Specifications for reagents and solvents-- Method development proceduresThoroughly Reviewed and Harmonized. Each method has been reviewed and revised by academic, corporate, and government experts to ensure that the most technically advanced methods are presented in the 5th edition. Reviewers have harmonized the methods with other well-regarded scientific organizations such as AOAC International, IUPAC, AACC, and ISO.