n-heptadecanoic acid

n-heptadecanoic acid

[¦en ¦hep·tə¦dek·ə¦nō·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)15COOH A fatty acid that is saturated; soluble in ether and alcohol, insoluble in water; colorless crystals melt at 61°C. Also known as margaric acid.