Fatty Acid

Carboxylic acids with long hydrocarbon side chains.

Found in fats, oils, membrane phospholipids and glycolipids.

Most natural fatty acids have hydrocarbon chains that don′t branch; any double bonds occuring in the chain are cis isomers.

See also: Acid, Saturated Fatty Acid, Unsaturated Fatty Acid.

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Subjects: Biology Chemistry