© 1987

Recent Advances in Chemistry and Technology of Fats and Oils

  • R. J. Hamilton
  • A. Bhati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. P. J. M. W. L. Birker, F. B. Padley
    Pages 1-11
  3. J. C. Allen
    Pages 31-39
  4. H. B. W. Patterson
    Pages 41-56
  5. J. Podmore
    Pages 167-181
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About this book


Since we produced Fats and Oils: Chemistry and Technology in 1980, the trend we anticipated to up-date the classical texts of oils and fats has manifested itself. Bailey's famous textbook has been completely revised and a second edition of Bernardini's work has been produced. The present text is an attempt to provide some insight into the current state of the art. Chapter 1 discusses the physical properties of oils and fats with special reference to those properties which can be monitored to give an in­ dication of the suitability of fats for chocolate production. The physical properties of the fats are often determined by the order in which the fatty acids are attached to the glyceride molecule. Ram Bhati, in the last article he wrote before his death, showed how mass spectrometry and chemical methods could be used to determine the sequence of fatty acids. Ram's essentially practical approach to the problem is exemplified by the section dealing with the experimental details of the techniques. Chapter 3 outlines some of the problems which can arise in industry when the lipid part of a foodstuff undergoes oxidation, whilst in Chapter 4 Patterson describes the major technique, hydrogenation, which is used to circumvent the problems caused by oxidation of the unsaturated fatty acids. In Chapter 4 the essentials of the theory are given to enable the reader to appreciate the design features of the apparatus. Chapter 5 deals with the analysis, mainly chromatographic, of lipids.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. J. Hamilton
    • 1
  • A. Bhati
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryLiverpool PolytechnicLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Recent Advances in Chemistry and Technology of Fats and Oils
  • Editors R. J. Hamilton
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-85166-070-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-7473-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-7471-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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