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Fatty Acid Composition of Oil from Damaged Corn and Wheat.

D. Baker. Copyright 1962 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

The fatty acids from the oils of commercial samples of corn and wheat were analyzed by gas chromatography to study the differences in composition among different types of damage found in the grain. The chromatographic patterns were similar for fatty acids of increasing chain length from lauric to linolenic. In the area of the chromatogram where caproic to capric acid methyl esters appear, a number of unresolved peaks indicated a complex mixture. This lower-molecular-weight material appeared more prevalent in the free fatty acids from corn damaged by artificial drying, cob-rot, or blue-eye mold and in wheat damaged by heat.

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