Lipid Analysis: Isolation, Separation, Identification, and Structural Analysis of Lipids focuses on the methods, principles, and approaches involved in the isolation, identification, separation, and structural analysis of lipids. The publication first elaborates on the structure, chemistry and occurrence of lipids, isolation of lipids from tissues, and chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis of lipids. Discussions focus on equipping a laboratory for lipid analysis, spectroscopy, chromatographic procedures, general principles of solvent extraction procedures, structural features of lipids important in analyses, simple and complex lipids, and fatty acids. The text then examines the preparation of volatile derivatives of lipids and analysis of fatty acids and simple lipid classes. Topics include alkyl diglycerides and neutral plasmalogens, analysis of the hydrolysis products of simple lipids, preparation of large quantities of pure fatty acids, physical characterization of fatty acids, location of double bonds in fatty acid chains, and saponification of lipids. The manuscript covers the analysis and radioassay of isotopically-labelled lipids, enzymatic hydrolysis of lipids, and analysis of molecular species of lipids. The publication is a primary reference for researchers interested in lipid analysis.