caproic acid

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Related to hexanoic acid: Octanoic acid, decanoic acid, methyl hexanoate

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 unique role of sodium salt of 6-amino hexanoic acid (Na-AHA) and phosponium salts in facilitating substantial debundling and subsequent refinement of the "network-like" structure of MWNT mediated by specific interaction in binary co-continuous blends of PA6/ABS has been investigated in detail earlier (12), (19).
With this move, the company aims to stably supply high-quality 2-ethyl hexanoic acid and to become a leading company in the synthetic fatty acid business.
Butanoic and hexanoic acids were predominant in dairy yogurts.