Glycerol

Science / Chemistry / Glycerol: Glycerol is a small molecule with three alcohol groups. It is a basic building block of fats and oils.

Glyceride

Science / Chemistry / Glyceride: Glycerides are fats and oils that are esters of glycerol with one or more fatty acids. Monoglycerides, diglycerides, and triglycerides contain one, two, and three fatty acids linked to the glycerol, r MORE

Legs

Life Style / Wine / Legs: The viscous rivulets that run down the side of the glass after swirling or sipping, a mingling of glycerin and alcohol. MORE

Triglyceride

Science / Chemistry / Triglyceride: A triglyceride is an ester of glycerol and three fatty acids. Most animal fats are composed primarily of triglycerides. In the structures below, the fatty acids attached to the glycerol are represente MORE

Phospholipid

Science / Chemistry / Phospholipid: An ester of glycerol with two fatty acids and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) or a derivative of phosphoric acid group (like H2PO4CH2CH2N(CH3)3). Phospholipids have a hydrophilic head (the phosphate group) an MORE

Phospholipids

Science / Biology / Phospholipids: Asymmetrical lipid molecules with a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail. Lipids with a phosphate group in place of one of the three fatty acid chains. Phospholipids are the building blocks of cell MORE

Mixed Glyceride

Science / Chemistry / Mixed Glyceride: A diglyceride or triglyceride that contains more than one type of fatty acid connected to glycerol via an ester linkage. Natural oils and fats usually contain several different mixed glycerides. MORE

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