HT4000A is HTA sample prep workstation. Many applications can be successfully automated by HT4000A.
One widely spread protocol automatable by HT4000A is the derivatization of Fatty Acids (FAs) to Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAMEs).
The analysis of fatty acids (FAs) is in fact commonly performed in many industries, especially in the food sector. GC is the predominant technique to analyse FAs, but before the analysis, the FAs should be converted to FAMEs to guarantee sharper peaks and better separation.
HT4000A is able to completely automate both the acid-catalyzed and base-catalyzed methods for the FAs to FAMEs conversion.