Identification of arsenolipids with GC/MS

Talanta. 2009 May 15;78(3):1215-8. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2009.01.013. Epub 2009 Jan 20.


Arsenic-containing hydrocarbons have recently been reported as natural constituents of fish oil. We report a simple method for determining these compounds by GC/MS. Application of the methodology will delineate the distribution of these novel arsenic compounds in foods, and facilitate an assessment of the toxicological implications.

MeSH terms

  • Arsenicals / analysis*
  • Fish Oils / analysis
  • Food Contamination / analysis*
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry / methods
  • Lipids / analysis*


  • Arsenicals
  • Fish Oils
  • Lipids