Fatty acids are carboxylic aliphatic chains with a methyl group at one end and a carboxylic acid group at the other. They have a general formula of H(CH2)nCOOH. Aside from chain length, they differ in the number of cis & trans double bonds in the hydrocarbon chain.
This molecular model kit can build a triglyceride (triacylglycerol) structure such as triolein or tristearin. Or, build up to three 19 carbon atom models of important saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids found in corn oil, canola oil & fish oils. This includes alpha linolenic acid (omega-3), linoleic acid (omega-6) & oleic acid (omega 9) which are in common dietary fats.
Need to build many more structures? The Orbit style Fatty Acid Model Kit: 68811W has 200 carbon atoms!
Some fatty acids are precursors to hormone-like substances that facilitate blood clotting, lipid levels & pressure regulation as well as our immune & inflammation responses. This molecular model kit has enough parts to build steroid structures such as cholesterol & cortisol. In addition, it can also build important hormones such as testosterone, estrone, estradiol, progesterone & testosterone.
Phospholipids differ slightly from triglycerides in having 2 rather than 3 fatty acid chains attached to the glycerol backbone. They are important building blocks in cell membranes. This model kit has most of the necessary parts but the extras & quantities needed are shown in brackets & listed in Related Products below. The important phospholipids are: phosphatidylserine (1 each 60103E, 60300E, 60407E), phosphatidylcholine (2 x 60103E, 1 each 60401E, 60407E), phosphatidylethanolamine (1 each 60103E, 60200E, 60401E, 60407E).
|60150E||Atom, Molymod, white (hydrogen), hemisphere, 19mm||110|
|60200E||Atom, Molymod, red (oxygen), 2 hole, 105 degrees||6|
|60400E||Atom, Molymod, black (carbon), 4 hole, 109.5 degrees, 23mm||57|
|61001||Short link removal tool||1|
|61012E||Bond, Molymod, grey (single), 20mm||64|
|61013E||Bond, Molymod, grey (double/triple), 35mm||12|
|61015E||Bond, Molymod, opaque, 2mm (for spacefilling models)||110|
Every Molymod molecular model set & kit sold by Indigo® Instruments is fully compatible with others you might own. If you ever lose a part you can replace it with our genuine Molymod Molecular Model Atoms & Bonds. See the entire range of Molymod Molecular Model Kits available from Indigo® Instruments.
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