behenic acid


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behenic acid

[bə′hen·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
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Behenic acid is synthesized by hydrogenation of erucic acid, which is further reacted with ammonia to produce behenamide.
Besides that, it also contains lignoceric acid, arachidonic acid, arachidic acid, behenic acid, tearic acid, and other fatty acids (Venkatachalam and Kavipriya, 2012).
Of the nine fatty acids measured, palmitic (16:0), palmitoleic (16:1n-9), stearic (18:0), linoleic (18:2n-9,12), alpha linolenic (18:3n-9,12,15) and behenic acid (22:0) were present in the oil of seeds at similar concentrations, even though the two sites differed in latitude and minimum temperature.
The receiver operating characteristic curves of 3D, 7D, and 11D-phytanic acid, behenic acid, and threoninyl-a-glutamate exhibited excellent efficiency with area under the curve (AUC) values of 0.
Moringa seed kernels contain a significant amount of oil that is commercially known as "Ben oil" or "Behen oil" and has in it high concentration of behenic acid (a saturated fat which is highly moisturizing to skin and hair).
In table 2, it has been shown that the response to chronic ethanol consumption causes statistically significant increase in the total level of saturated free fatty acids (by about 12%), notably in the level of free behenic acid (22:0), by about 58%, while free palmitic acid (16:0) was increased (by about 12%) in the same group.
For example we launched a new ingredient called Pracaxi oil which is very rich in C-22, a Behenic acid that can be used as a natural and organic based conditioning agent for hair.
Whereas the remaining SFAs were myristic acid (C14:0), arachidic acid (C20:0), behenic acid (C22:0) and lignoceric acid (C24:0) each fatty acid was present less than 1%.
Stearic acid monoglyceride or behenic acid monoglyceride is the preferred mold-release agent.
Double Common name #C Bonds Scientific name Palmitic Acid 16 0 hexadecanoic acid Palmitoleic Acid 16 1 9-hexadecenoic acid Stearic Acid 18 0 octadecanoic acid Oleic Acid 18 1 9-octadecenoic acid Vaccenic Acid 18 1 11-octadecenoic acid Linoleic Acid 18 2 9,12-octadecadienoic acid Alpha-Linolenic 18 3 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid Acid (ALA) Gamma-Linolenic 18 3 6,9,12-octadecatrienoic acid Acid (GLA) Arachidic Acid 20 0 eicosanoic acid Gadoleic Acid 20 1 9-eicosenoic acid Arachidonic Acid (AA) 20 4 5,8,11,14-eicosatetraenoic acid EPA 20 5 5,8,11,14,17-eicosatetraenoic acid Behenic acid 22 0 docosanoic acid Erucic acid 22 1 13-docosenoic acid DHA 22 6 4,7,10,13,16,19-docosahexaenoic acid Lignoceric acid 24 0 tetracosanoic acid Table II.