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Substance Name: Trans Fatty Acids
ID: D044242000


  • UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS that contain at least one double bond in the trans configuration, which results in a greater bond angle than the cis configuration. This results in a more extended fatty acid chain similar to SATURATED FATTY ACIDS, with closer packing and reduced fluidity. HYDROGENATION of unsaturated fatty acids increases the trans content.
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Name of Substance

  • Trans Fatty Acids

MeSH Heading

  • Trans Fatty Acids


  • Trans Fatty Acids
  • Trans-Fatty Acids

Registry Number

  • D044242000