FATTY ACIDS : STRAIGHT-CHAIN SATURATED STRUCTURES , OCCURRENCE AND BIOSYNTHESIS Structure , Nomenclature and Occurrence

@inproceedings{2007FATTYA,
  title={FATTY ACIDS : STRAIGHT-CHAIN SATURATED STRUCTURES , OCCURRENCE AND BIOSYNTHESIS Structure , Nomenclature and Occurrence},
  author={},
  year={2007}
}
  • Published 2007
Straightor normal-chain, saturated components (even-numbered) make up 10-40% of the total fatty acids in most natural lipids. The most abundant saturated fatty acids in animal and plant tissues are straight-chain compounds with 14, 16 and 18 carbon atoms, but all the possible oddand even-numbered homologues with 2 to 36 carbon atoms have been found in nature in esterified form. They are named systematically from the saturated hydrocarbon with the same number of carbon atoms, the final ‘e’ being… CONTINUE READING

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