Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fatty acids

Fatty acids are organic acids which have a long chain of carbon and hydrogens attached to the carboxyl group. Oleic Acid is a common saturated fatty acid. Actually the bend in the carbon chain suggests that oleic acid is not completely saturated.



I can't resist this cool looking fatty acid from Chrysanthamums. Notice the interesting triangular ring in the carbon chain.






Finally this exotic looking fatty acid is vitamin A

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