Fat Characterization

  • Aakanchha Jain
  • Richa Jain
  • Sourabh Jain
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


Fats and oils are the principle forms of energy in organisms and are highly reduced complexes and derivatives of fatty acids. Fatty acids are carboxylic acids with hydrocarbon chains of 4–36 carbons and can be saturated or unsaturated. Triglycerides or triacylglycerols are the simplest lipid developed from fatty acids and are composed of three fatty acids each in ester linkage with a single glycerol.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aakanchha Jain
    • 1
  • Richa Jain
    • 2
  • Sourabh Jain
    • 3
  1. 1.Bhagyoday Tirth Pharmacy CollegeSagarIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Scientific Research and DevelopmentPeople’s UniversityBhopalIndia
  3. 3.Sagar Institute of Pharmaceutical SciencesSagarIndia

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