Composition of the Surface Lipids from the European Mole (Talpa europaea)

Jürgen Jacob, Udo Hoppe
1991 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
The surface lipids of the European mole consist of squalene, monoester waxes, triglycerides and cholesterol. As shown by GC/MS analysis, the fatty acid moieties of both monoester waxes and triglycerides belong to saturated unbranched , (ω-1)-and (ω-2)-methyl-substituted and unsaturated homologous series. Double bonds are located at the 7/8-and 9/10-position. Apart from the cis-also trans-isomers were found. The alcohol moieties of the monoester waxes consisted of saturated unbranched , (ω-1)-an
more » ... branched , (ω-1)-an d (ω-2)-methyl-substituted homologous series exclusively.
doi:10.1515/znc-1991-1-219 fatcat:e7n6bxvlrvdohk3x5n6za3tqkq