Fatty acid composition of oil in snow crab chionoecetes opilio by gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Miyagawa, M.; Miwa, T.K.; Spencer, G.F.
Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society 56(9): 834-836
ISSN/ISBN: 0003-021X DOI: 10.1007/bf02909529
The hepatopancreatic fatty acid extract of the snow crab contains a high percentage (26%) of odd-carbon-numbered fatty acids and a substantial quantity (29%) of methyl-branched fatty acids, as indicated by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and GLC. A wide distribution in chain length of the fatty acids (C10-C26) and in positional isomers of the linear monoenes are also indicated by GC/MS.