methyl arachidate

methyl arachidate

[′meth·əl ə′rak·ə‚dāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)18COOCH3 A waxlike solid with a melting point of 45.8°C; soluble in alcohol and ether; used in medical research and as a reference standard for gas chromatography. Also known as methyl eicosanoate.
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