Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 685–688 | Cite as

The iodine number and the unsaturation number of fats

  • A. I. Glushenkova
  • A. L. Markman


In order to determine the degree of unsaturation of fats and to study the kinetics of their hydrogenation, it is proposed to use instead of the iodine number an index which is called the unsaturation number and shows the total number of double bonds in 100 molecules of fatty acids.


Double Bond Glyceride Celery Cabbage Molar Percentage Iodine Number 


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  • A. I. Glushenkova
  • A. L. Markman

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