caproic acid


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caproic acid

[kə′prō·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)4COOH A colorless liquid fatty acid found in oils and animal fats; used in synthesizing pharmaceuticals and flavors.
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The extruded strands that were similar to the standard PBAT formulation were the formulations the contained caproic acid, likely due to the better plasticization caused by caproic acid when compared with the other fatty acids.
Therefore, the formulations containing caproic acid had one OH group per mole of acid (116.
Case 6: A further interesting modification of Case 1 of Problem 1 is the use of an optimal amount (a single value and not a function) of amino caproic acid, [S.