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American Oil Chemists Society

The American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) is an international professional organization based in Urbana, Illinois USA that deals with the science and technology-related to fats, oils, surfactants, and other related materials.

Founded in 1909, AOCS has 4000 members in 90 countries who are active in a total of twelve divisions and six sections, of which only two of the sections are in the United States. At its annual meetings, AOCS gives out a total of 34 awards, broken down into five service (including fellow), three scientific, twelve sectional/ divisional, and fourteen student (excluding one that has been discontinued as of 2006).

AOCS has published over 100 books, as well as, four important journals related to edible oil chemistry: Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS), Lipids, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, and International News on Fats, Oils, and Related Materials (INFORM).


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