Date of Award

Spring 1939

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

Abstract

Fats and oils have been recognized as articles of diet and commerce from earliest times and have become of increasing importance until at the present time the industry is world wide. The chemistry of oils affords a wide field for research and it is evidentt hat further work is necessary. This is especially the case with regard to the fractional distillation of the fatty acids of oils and the identification of the products obtained by this fractionation. Having available the fractions obtained by a recent fractional distillation of linseed oil. the writer considered that an attempt to identify the fatty acids present in these fractions should contribute something further to the knowledge of the composition of this important commercial vegetable oil.

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