Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

, Volume 56, Issue 9, pp 834–836 | Cite as

Fatty acid composition of oil in snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

  • M. Miyagawa
  • T. K. Miwa
  • G. F. Spencer


The hepatopancreatic fatty acid extract of the snow crab contains a high percentage (26%) of odd-carbon-numbered fatty acids and a substantial quantity (29%) of methyl-branched fatty acids, as indicated by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and gas liquid chromatography (GLC). A wide distribution in chain length of the fatty acids (C10 to C26) and in positional isomers of the linear monoenes are also indicated by GC/MS.


Positional Isomer Equivalent Chain Length Snow Crab Eicosenoic Acid Ether Extract Concentrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Miyagawa
    • 1
  • T. K. Miwa
    • 2
  • G. F. Spencer
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationTottori UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Northern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research, Science and Education AdministrationU.S. Department of AgriculturePeoria

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