lauric acid

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lauric acid

[′lȯr·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)10COOH A fatty acid melting at 44°C, boiling at 225°C (100 mmHg; 13,332 pascals); colorless needles soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water; found as the glyceride in vegetable fats, such as coconut and laurel oils; used for wetting agents, in cosmetics, soaps, resins, and insecticides, and as a chemical intermediate.
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To recover the superhydrophobicity, the sample was heated to 200[degrees]C and then the acetone solution of dodecanoic acid was sprayed onto the hot surface with a flow rate of about 0.
In this article, we utilized dodecanoic acid as the low surface energy material to modify the prepared coating.
It can be seen that several new peaks appear in the FTIR profile after surface modification by spraying the dodecanoic acid solution on the hot surface (as shown in Fig.
6 confirm that both physisorbed and chemisorbed dodecanoic acid molecules exist in the surface layer.
In particular, a glass of milk and a handful of Brazil nuts could help, thanks to the selenium and potassium in the nuts and the butanoic and dodecanoic acids in the milk.