Isovaleroyl triglycerides from the blubber and melon oils of the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

@article{Litchfield2006IsovaleroylTF,
  title={Isovaleroyl triglycerides from the blubber and melon oils of the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas)},
  author={Carter Litchfield and Robert G. Ackman and J. C. Sipos and C. A. Eaton},
  journal={Lipids},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={674-681}
}
The fatty acid compositions of the blubber and melon oils from the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) have been determined by gas liquid chromatography (GLC). The melon oil contains a high level (60.1 mole %) of isovaleric acid, substantial amounts of long chain branched acids (16.9%), and very little polyunsaturated material (0.5%). The blubber oil contains less isovaleric (13.2%), fewer long chain branched acids (2.7%), and appreciable amounts (10.9%) of the polyunsaturated acids typical of… Expand
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