myristic acid

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myristic acid

[mə′ris·tik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)12COOH Oily white crystals melting at 58°C; soluble in ether and alcohol, insoluble in water; used to synthesize flavor and perfume esters, and in soaps and cosmetics.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Also, Iris oil contains a large proportion of myristic acid (near 50-80%), other fatty acids (e.g., caprylic, capric, lauric, palmitic) and their esters.
A possible explanation for the increase in HDL-C observed in our study may be due to the high proportion of lauric acid and myristic acid in the VCO product used.
Fat content was determined and palmitoleic, oleic and linoleic acids were predominant fatty acids found in the fat from casein (3% fat) and serum (6% fat) while stearic, arachidic, behenic and myristic acids were present as minor acids.
Myristic acid (C14:0)###0.026+-0.028 b###0.040+-0.028 b###0.136+-0.028 a###0.040+-0.028 b###0.036+-0.028 b
Similar to other members of the family Palmae, the Turkana doum palm nut contains substantial amounts of lauric, oleic and myristic acids.
Unlike some of the saturated fat in chocolate--namely stearic acid, which doesn't raise blood cholesterol--most of the saturated fats in coconut are lauric and myristic acids, both of which do raise cholesterol.