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E570 - Fatty acids

In chemistry, particularly in biochemistry, a fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic chain, which is either saturated or unsaturated. Most naturally occurring fatty acids have an unbranched chain of an even number of carbon atoms, from 4 to 28. Fatty acids are usually not found per se in organisms, but instead as three main classes of esters: triglycerides, phospholipids, and cholesterol esters. In any of these forms, fatty acids are both important dietary sources of fuel for animals and they are important structural components for cells. - Wikipedia

Names: Acide stéarique, Stéarine, acides gras, Acide octanoïque, Acide décanoïque, Acide dodécanoïque, Acide tétradécanoïque, Acide hexadécanoïque, Acide octadécanoïque, Acide cis-9-octadécénoïque