Lecture6_7 - Saturated Fatty Acid Structure H H H H H H H H...

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Saturated Fatty Acid Structure omega end alpha end Stearic Acid C18:0 Palmitic Acid (C16:0) (most abundant FA in palm oil) H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H O H-C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C-C-OH H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H
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Monounsaturated Fatty Acid Structure omega end alpha end One double bond Oleic Acid C18:1, X -9 (most abundant FA in olive oil) H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H O H-C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C=C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C-OH H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H
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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Structure omega end > 2 double bonds alpha end Linoleic Acid C18:2 ( X -6) abundant in vegetable oils: corn, soybean, saf±ower H H H H H H H H H H H H H O H-C--C--C--C--C--C=C--C--C=C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C-OH H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H
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omega end 3 double bonds alpha end alpha-linolenic acid C18:3 ( X -3) abundant in fax and hemp seed oils H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H O H-C--C--C=C--C--C =C--C--C=C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C--C-OH H H H H H H H H H H H Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Structure
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Chain Length of Fatty Acids • Long chain FA > 12 Carbons • Medium chain FA 6 - 10 Carbons • Short chain FA < 6 Carbons
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