Analysis of the structural diversity of mycolic acids of Rhodococcus and Gordonla isolates from activated sludge foams by selective ion monitoring gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (SIM GC–MS) Academic Article uri icon


  • A method using Selective Ion Monitoring (SIM) gas chromatography-mass spectrometry is described for analysis of mycolic acids which reveals a hitherto unrecognised chemical structural diversity among these in some members of the Mycolata. The structural interpretation of mass spectral data of mycolic acids from Rhodococcus spp and Gordonia [corrected] spp using SIM is discussed.

publication date

  • February 1999