Fatty Acids and Derivatives Analysis


Introduction

Fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long  aliphatic chain, which is either saturated or unsaturated. Fatty acids that  have carbon–carbon double bonds are known as unsaturated. Fatty acids without  double bonds are known as saturated. The unsaturated fatty acids are considered  as the good fats, which help to dissolve fat-soluble vitamins, and are required  for biochemical processes. Whereas, saturated fatty acids are usually  considered to be the bad fats, as they tend to accumulate on the vessel wall,  and affect the cardiovascular systems. Many diseases are also found to be  caused by a high level of those bad fats in body.

Types  of fatty acids

Unsaturated  fatty acids

Unsaturated fatty acids have one or more  double bonds between carbon atoms. The more doubles the fatty acids have on the  chain, the more unsaturated they are. The two carbon atoms in the chain that  are bound next to either side of the double bond can occur in a cis or trans  configuration. A cis configuration means that the two hydrogen atoms adjacent  to the double bond stick out on the same side of the chain. A trans  configuration, by contrast, means that the adjacent two hydrogen atoms lie on  opposite sides of the chain. Examples of unsaturated fatty acids are Oleic  acids, Sapienic acids, linoleic acid, etc.

Saturated  fatty acids

Saturated fatty acids have no double bonds.  Saturated fatty acids include caprylic acid, capric acid, lauric acid, etc.

As each type of fatty acids has different  physical properties, methods for analyzing these fatty acids are required as  well. With our cutting edge analytic platform and sophisticated techniques, Creative  Proteomics offers qualitative and quantitative analysis of saturated,  mono/poly-saturated, and unsaturated fatty acids, cis/trans configuration fatty  acids, and fatty acid methyl esters.

Fatty Acids and Derivatives Analysis

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