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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

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  • Plants' oil-desaturating enzymes pair up to channel metabolites

    Plant scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have found that certain enzymes responsible for desaturating fatty acids, the building blocks of oils, can link up to efficiently pass intermediate products from one enzyme to another. "Engineering these enzyme intera more

  • LANXESS introduces Baynox Extra for biodiesel

    LANXESS has added Baynox Extra, a concentrated liquid stabilizer for biodiesel, to its range. The easy-to-meter additive effectively prolongs the shelf life of biodiesel, even when it contains polyunsaturated fatty acids. This combination of the two established antioxidants Baynox and Baynox Plus ha more

  • BASF Vitamin Production Plant Rated "Superior" in AIB Audits

    Last month, the American Institute of Baking (AIB) successfully audited BASF's Calpan plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The auditors, which follow a strict inspection program for food safety, rated BASF's plant with 910 points as "superior". A superior rating is the highest possible classification ran more

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Why is Olive Oil Awesome?

Whether you sop it up with bread or use it to boost your cooking, olive oil is awesome. But a lot of chemistry goes on in that bottle that can make or break a product. Take the “extra virgin” standard: Chemistry tells us that a higher free-fatty-acid content leads to a lower grade, less tasty oi ... more

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A Guide to the Different Types of Fat

Fat is an important nutrient in our diets, but there’s a lot of talk of different types of fats, and whether these types are beneficial or harmful to our health. These different fat classifications have their roots in chemistry – and chemistry can also help explain their effects. This graphic takes more

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Polyunsaturated fatty acid

Polyunsaturated fatty acid The polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are fatty acid s which contains more than one double bond . Methylene Interrupted Polyenes These fatty acids have 2 or more cis double bond s which are separated from each ot ... more

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