Search for and download brochures, application notes, presentations and posters.
Read our Blog!
Search here for recent application notes from Anatune and our partners.
We organise our own events and attend many others.

We love to talk with our customers face-to-face so, if you are attending an event, let us know and we can arrange to meet.
Lunch & Learn seminars are provided free by Anatune and consist of one-hour sessions, conducted by experienced analytical chemists, covering topics that are relevant to the work you do.
Download copies of recent presentations given by the Anatune team.
Here you can download copies of recent posters presented by the Anatune team and our partners.
Who we are, what we do and what we believe is important.
We recognise that data quality, analytical flexibility and effective support should be our primary concern and Anatune is dedicated to delivering these benefits to analysts in the UK and Ireland.
Our first priority is to maintain a great team spirit and we only employ people with great attitudes.

We believe in continual learning and personal development. We train our staff well.

Find out more about them here.
Our role is to bring the World's best analytical technologies to laboratories in the UK and Ireland.

We do this in partnership with some great companies.
We do our best work and achieve the very best outcomes when collaborating with our customers.
We have built strong, long-term relationships with customers resulting in repeat business and an unbeatable reputation for reliability and trust.

Here's what they say about us...
While it’s certainly not our primary motivation, peer recognition is important to us. See our latest and greatest achievements here.

A Fully Automated Sample Preparation for 3-MCPD in Oil

3-Monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD), 2-Monochloropropanediol (2-MCPD) and Glycidol are contaminants that are present in a variety of food samples.  These compounds can be formed in fatty/salty foodstuffs whenever high temperatures are applied during processing.  As an example, significant amounts of MCPD and Glycidol fatty acid esters can be produced in the edible oil refining  process.

While toxicology studies on rats have shown that 3-MCPD causes tumours, the effect of 2-MCPD is less well known.  3-MCPD is labelled as a possible human carcinogen.  This means that the manufacturers of oils and the products made with these must be in control of these chemicals which can only really be done with thorough testing.

The measurement of these compounds in oil is a long drawn out process where analysts need to handle potentially dangerous chemicals.

The laboratory at GERSTEL in Germany have looked at the automation of two methods and these are reported in their application note.  The application note describes a solution for fully automated determination of 3-MCPD and Glycidol in edible oils based on the reliable indirect method DGF C-VI 18 (10), similar to the ISO 18363-1 and AOCS Cd 29c-13 methods that are essentially identical.

This application note uses the new GERSTEL Robotic series of MPS automated preparation systems which can be standalone or directly integrated to any Agilent GC/MS with ease enabling end-to-end testing with minimal operator intervention.  This system provides safe, accurate analysis every time.

If you would like to know more about this method, then please contact our office on 01223 279210 or email us now.

Go back to Blog Homepage