caproic acid


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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 extruded strands that were similar to the standard PBAT formulation were the formulations the contained caproic acid, likely due to the better plasticization caused by caproic acid when compared with the other fatty acids.
Kinetics of the 1st order was also observed for the basic catalyzed reaction of epoxy compounds with caproic acid (Sorokin, 1968).
Case 6: A further interesting modification of Case 1 of Problem 1 is the use of an optimal amount (a single value and not a function) of amino caproic acid, [S.sub.1], in the feed as an additional decision variable.
However, a small amount of caproic acid ([C.sub.6]) and caprylic acid ([C.sub.8]) was released during the ripening.
To an aliquot of 1 ml supernatant, 0.1 ml of a reference VFA (caproic acid) was added.
The use of caproic acid to prevent aerobic deterioration of silage after opening, with special reference of the amounts and time of application.
0.34 3.00 Lysine 0.44 3.88 Threonine 0.59 5.21 Arginine 0.37 3.27 Isoleucine 0.50 4.41 Leucine 0.90 7.94 Valine 0.65 5.74 Histidine 0.25 2.21 Phenylalanine 0.51 4.50 Glycine 0.63 5.56 Serine 0.48 4.24 Proline 0.50 4.41 Alanine 0.66 5.83 Aspartic acid 1.07 9.44 Glutamic acid 1.33 11.74 Total (without NH3) 9.22 81.38 Ammonia 0.19 1.68 Total 9.41 83.05 Fatty acid profile Constituent % as is % of EE Crude fat 11.95 -- Caproic acid 0.000 0.0 Caprylic acid 0.024 0.2 Capric acid 0.024 0.2 Lauric acid 0.167 1.4 Myristic acid 0.108 0.9 Palmitic acid 3.621 30.3 Stearic acid 0.490 4.1 Oleic acid 2.055 17.2 Linoleic acid 4.541 38.0 Linolenic acid 0.645 5.4 Table 3.