Fatty Acids

The chemistry of fats and fatty acids.


A fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long unbranched aliphatic chain, which is either saturated or unsaturated; fats are triesters of glycerol and fatty acids.

Fatty acids are aliphatic monocarboxylic acids with a mostly unbranched carbon chain. The term "fatty acids" is based on the recognition that natural fats and oils consist of the esters of long-chain carboxylic acids with glycerin. From this point of view, fatty acids are also counted as lipids. Subsequently, all other alkyl carboxylic acids and their unsaturated representatives were also assigned to the fatty acids.

In the following directory you will find online information on fats and fatty acids.



Content


Lecture Notes, Tutorials
Practical Courses
Compound Classes
Chemical Reactions
Biosyntheses
Metabolism, metabolic pathways
Analysis and Determination
Data and Databases
Food Chemistry and Nutrition
News Archive



Lecture Notes, Tutorials


Chemistry of Fatty Acids
eBook. Wiley - Format: PDF

Composition of Some Common Fats
A list - Format: PDF

Essential Fatty Acids
Fats You Need. Ben Best

Fatty Acids
Tutorial

Fatty Acids
Structures and properties - Format: PDF

Fatty Acids, Fats and Soaps
Chemistry lectrue notes

Nomenclature
Nomenclature, characerizazion, properties and utilization - Format: PDF



Practical Courses


Fischer Esterification
of a carboxylic acid and identification of the product by GC, micro-boiling point and IR spectroscopy - Format: PDF



Compound Classes


Fatty Acids
Some structure formulae of fatty acids and lipids

Nitro fatty acids and related metabolites
Occurrence, Chemistry and Biology - Format: PDF

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Chemistry and Nutritional Significance. Sovereign Publications



Chemical Reactions


Esterification
of ester derivatives of fatty acids for chromatographic analysis - Format: PDF

Saponification
Lecture notes - Format: PDF

Twitchell Process
Commercial process for splitting fats to glycerol and fatty acids



Biosyntheses


Biosynthesis of unsaturated fatty acids
Reference pathway. Wiring diagrams of molecular interactions, reactions, and relations. Kegg Pathway Database

Fatty Acid Biosynthesis
Reference pathway. Wiring diagrams of molecular interactions, reactions, and relations. Kegg Pathway Database

Fatty Acid Biosynthesis
Lecture notes - Format: PDF

Fatty Acid Synthesis
Lecture notes in medical biochemistry

Fatty Acid Synthesis
Lecture notes in molecular biochemistry. RPI

Integration of Fatty Acid Biosynthesis
Introduction to Nitrogen Metabolism



Metabolism, metabolic pathways


Beta-Oxidation of Fatty Acids
Lecture notes: Introductory Biochemistry

Fatty acid metabolism
Reference pathway. Wiring diagrams of molecular interactions, reactions, and relations. Kegg Pathway Database

Fatty acid oxidation
Key Concepts

Fatty Acid Oxidation
Lecture notes in medical biochemistry

Ketone Bodies - Fat Metabolism
Lecture notes: Introductory Biochemistry



Analysis and Determination


Esterification
Fischer Esterification; Fischer-Speier Esterification; Mechanisms



Data and Databases


Fatty acid elongation in mitochondria
Reference pathway. Wiring diagrams of molecular interactions, reactions, and relations. Kegg Pathway Database



Food Chemistry and Nutrition


Adsorbent Treatment of Frying Oil
... and the Impact on Health and Nutrition. DFG - Format: PDF

Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition
Report of an expert consultation - Format: PDF

Olive Oil
Chemistry and quality of olive oil. NSW Department of Primary Industries - Format: PDF

Oxidative stressed frying fats and oils
Potential role for health. DFG - Format: PDF



News Archive


How natural oils can be hydrogenated without making unhealthy trans fats
UC Riverside researchers illustrate how controlling shape of heterogeneous catalysts can promote desired chemical reaction.




Related Books and Scientific Literature: Fatty Acids


Book recommendation

Michael I. Gurr et al.

Lipids: Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Health

For the Sixth Edition of this highly regarded textbook devoted to lipids, the title has been modified from Lipid Biochemistry to Lipids to acknowledge the coming together of biological and medical sciences, the increasingly blurred boundaries between them and the growing importance of lipids in diverse aspects of science and technology. The principal aims of this new edition - to inform students and researchers about lipids, to assist teachers and encourage further research - have not changed since previous editions.

Wiley-Blackwell; 2016






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Update: 16.11.2016

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