[ [ Long-chain fatty acid, LCFA ] A fatty acid with an aliphatic tails of 13 to 21 carbon atoms. More, [ Long-chain fatty acid, LCFA ] A fatty acid with an aliphatic tails of 13 to 21 carbon atoms. More ]
A [ Fatty_Acid ] A carboxylic acid with a hydrocarbon chain, usually derived from triglycerides or phospholipids. Fats, oils and esters are comprised of fatty acids. In the body, fatty acids function as the building blocks of cell membranes and signalling molecules. As fuel, they have a high-energy yield (9 kcal/gram) and are the primary means of energy storage in the More with an [ Aliphatic compound ] Compounds with open carbon chains (such as the alkanes) that do not form aromatic rings. Also see: • Aromatic compound • Alicyclic compound More tails of 13 to 21 carbon atoms.