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Known throughout the world as the most comprehensive collection of analytical testing methods for fats and oils, the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS contains more than 450 methods. The book comes as an expandable binder that opens flat for easy access to all methods. The binder style allows pages to be added so you can easily stay up-to-date with revisions and additions in one location. Pages are acid-free to ensure permanence and durability.
Find and purchase methods from the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS. Searches can be performed by method number, keyword, analyte, industry, method title, or compound. Individual methods purchased online are delivered as a downloadable pdf.
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Tailored to your company's need, AOCS offers individual intranet application or multiuser access to a web-based library of AOCS Methods. A site license allows your staff access to all of our methods electronically and ensures access to the latest updates and modifications. Pricing is available for both industry and government/university. Already have a site license? Access here.
To promote quality and consistency among the scientific community, AOCS provides detailed instructions on how to develop and write a method. We also provide guidelines for calculating precision and running collaborative studies. Use our step-by-step guidelines to provide a method for inclusion in the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS.
To better serve specific industries, AOCS has assembled special method collections. This cost-effective solution is an alternative to purchasing the complete Methods book. Current collections include: biodiesel, trans-fatty acids, corn distillers oil, MCPD ester and contaminants, and cosmetic chemistry. We also have 18 of our most popular methods translated into Spanish.
International Standards Collaborations
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standards bodies. Through its members, ISO brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards. AOCS administers the U.S. position at ISO through U.S. TAGs to the technical and sub committees.