capric acid

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capric acid

[′ka‚prik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)8COOH A fatty acid found in oils and animal fats.
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Working with mice, researchers fed them the diet, investigating the effects of both decanoic acid and ketones on their brains.
Only 14 compounds were found in all plant oils studied: decanoic acid, (E)-[beta]-farnesene , germacrene D, caryophyllene oxide, geranyl isovalerate, [gamma]-eudesmol, bisabolol oxide A, hexahydrofarnesyl acetone, (Z)-en-yne-dicycloether, n-nonadecane, e-eikosane, [gamma]-palmitolactone, n-tricosane, and n-pentacosane.
Many nonfatty organic acids, including acetic to decanoic acid and L-lactic, citric, malic, and glycolic acids, are classified as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) compounds by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have common acceptance for use in the food industry as acidulants and flavor enhancers.
Retention of high-energy, ductile mode impact failure of unfilled MDPE was obtained when using short-chain decanoic acid coating, as a result of enhanced dispersion and reduced particle-matrix interactions promoting microscopic matrix yielding.
Decanoic acid, octanoic acid, ethyl octadecanoate, and ethyl hexadecanoate were all found at day 16 in both fermentations but in much higher amounts in the spontaneous fermentation than in the inoculated fermentation.
Among phenolic compounds pinocembrin, chrysin and galangin were determined to be present; and 9-octadecanoic acid, palmitic acid, decanoic acid, coumaric acid and cinnamic acids were demonstrated to exist as organic acids (Table 2).