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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Therefore, these nonpolar molecules require a lower temperature than lauric acid to attract molecules, due to their weak attractive intermolecular force.
Meanwhile, coconut oil has a fatty acid composition of 40.77% lauric acid, 13.36% tetradecanoic acid, and other fatty acids.
Linoleic acid ([C.sub.18][H.sub.32][O.sub.2]) is a little shorter than oleic acid, while lauric acid ([C.sub.12][H.sub.24][O.sub.2]) is much shorter than oleic acid, as shown in Figure 7.
(1982) Effect of inhibitors on [omega]- and ([omega]-1) hydroxylation of lauric acid by frog liver microsomes.
(1982) [omega]- and ([omega]-1)-hydroxylation of lauric acid by frog liver microsomes.
(1978) A microsomal (cytochrome P-450)-linked lauric acid monooxygenase from aged Jerusalem Artichoke-tuber tissues.
The crystal habit of drug was more prominent in the coevaporated product of drug and lauric acid, which showed the formation of agglomerate (Figure.
6b) of coevaporated products of flurbiprofen and lauric acid, the surface of the drug crystal was altogether changed.
For example, lauric acid linked to PLL was called lauryl-PLL (see Figure 1).
coli bacterial strains, the MIC was the lowest concentration that inhibited the growth of the bacteria, showing a concentration range from 31 to 2000 [micro]M of grafted lauric acid.
In the infrared spectrum of lauryl-PLL (Figure 2(b)), zone A corresponded to the C[H.sub.2] and C[H.sub.3] groups of the covalently linked lauric acid. A random coil structure was observed.