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.
Kinetics of the 1st order was also observed for the basic catalyzed reaction of epoxy compounds with caproic acid (Sorokin, 1968).
Table 5 -- unsaturated and saturated fatty acids Unsaturated Saturated Crotonic acid Butyric acid Oleic acid Caproic acid Vaccenic acid Caprylic acid Linoleic acid Capric acid Linolenic acid Lauric acid Erucid acid Myristic acid Palmitic acid Stearic acid
Water is used to open the [epsilon]-caprolactamring (reversibly) to give a linear molecule, amino caproic acid (ACA, [S.