Fats
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Tristearoyl glycerol
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1,2-Dipalmitoyl-3-stearoyl glycerol
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1,3-Distearoyl-2-oleoyl glycerol
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1-Palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-3-stearoyl glycerol
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Geowall Projection

Chocolate contains cocoa butter that is crystallized in the V(β) polymorph phase. A transition to VI(β) causes fat bloom on chocolate.

Structures from Acta Cryst. (2001). B57, 372-377; Acta Cryst. (2006). B62, 1121-1130; Acta Cryst. (2006). B62, 1131-1138; Acta Cryst. (2008). B64, 240–248.

This page created by George Lisensky, Beloit College.
Last modified October 20, 2017.
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