Depot fat

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A semisolid mixture of long chain hydrocarbon fatty acids extracted from the fatty tissue of a human, Homo sapiens. Depot fat primarily contain the following fatty acids (average %): Oleic acid (46.9), Palmitic acid (24.0), Stearic acid (8.42), Linoleic acid (10.2) palmitoleic (5.0%), and myristic acid (2.7) (CRC Handbook 1980).

Physical and Chemical Properties

Iodine value = 67.6; Saponification value=196.2

Melting Point 15 C
Density 0.918 g/ml
Refractive Index 1.4602

Resources and Citations

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: pages D-225-226

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