An official website of the United States government.

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Concept Breadcrumbs

Preferred Term:

trans fatty acids

Definition:
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.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
NALT Full
Broader Concept:
Narrower Concepts:
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/36095
Download this Concept:
RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2018-01-18