unsaturated fatty acid


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unsaturated fatty acid a fatty acid whose carbon chain can absorb additional hydrogen atoms
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In literature:

Fahrion considers that the tanning action is due solely to unsaturated fatty acids with more than one double linkage.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett

In news:

They are obtained through the conversion of unsaturated fatty acids (from natural oil and fat) by a combination of pressure, temperature and catalysis, followed by purification processes.
Our pipeline product DHA, a poly unsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), is produced through fermentation route by a fungus.
"Incorporation of n-3 long chain, highly unsaturated fatty acids into blood and muscle depends directly on dietary supply of specific fatty acids .".
A family of unsaturated fatty acids found naturally in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines, and in some botanical sources such as flaxseed and kiwi fruit.

In science:

In general, the two fatty acids of natural phosphoglycerids are different, and one of them is quite often unsaturated.
Amphiphilic Membranes