Chapter 6. Chemical Properties

  1. Frank D. Gunstone Professor Emeritus Honorary Professor1,2

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302424.ch6

Oils and Fats in the Food Industry: Food Industry Briefing Series

Oils and Fats in the Food Industry: Food Industry Briefing Series

How to Cite

Gunstone, F. D. (2009) Chemical Properties, in Oils and Fats in the Food Industry: Food Industry Briefing Series, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302424.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of St Andrews, Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171212

Online ISBN: 9781444302424

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Keywords:

  • chemical properties;
  • fatty acids and their esters - carboxyl group and unsaturated centres;
  • functional groups of importance in food industry;
  • hydrogenation;
  • reactions of carboxyl/ester function;
  • thermal changes;
  • atmospheric oxidation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hydrogenation

  • Atmospheric oxidation

  • Thermal changes

  • Reactions of the carboxyl/ester function