capric acid

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capric acid

[′ka‚prik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)8COOH A fatty acid found in oils and animal fats.
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Compounds reduced by crop reduction were phenyl ethyl alcohol, octanoic acid, isoamyl alcohol, ethyl caproate, 2-phenylethyl acetate and decanoic acid (2011 only).
Delayed harvest date reduced 1-hexanol, phenyl ethyl alcohol, hexanoic acid and decanoic acid in both years.
Only 14 compounds were found in all plant oils studied: decanoic acid, (E)-[beta]-farnesene , germacrene D, caryophyllene oxide, geranyl isovalerate, [gamma]-eudesmol, bisabolol oxide A, hexahydrofarnesyl acetone, (Z)-en-yne-dicycloether, n-nonadecane, e-eikosane, [gamma]-palmitolactone, n-tricosane, and n-pentacosane.
2] filler; these vary in terms of the aliphatic chain length and include decanoic acid [C-10], stearic acid [C-18], behenic acid (C-22) and an acid-group terminated polyethylene (ATPE) of molecular weight 5000 g/mol.
The other samples (fatty-acid coated fillers) show an intermediate response, but the most striking feature is the retention of ductile-mode impact failure observed in the specimen containing filler coated by 6% decanoic acid.
The coating of lowest molar mass was decanoic acid (with ten carbon atoms along the aliphatic chain, hence "C10"), and the longest-chain coating was an acid-terminated polyethylene (ATPE) of molecular weight 5000 g/mol.
A premixing period of five minutes was therefore used for decanoic acid coatings, whereas three minutes was sufficient for fillers modified by the other coatings, which were less sensitive to this effect owing to their higher melting temperatures.
Monitoring octanoic and decanoic acids in plasma from children with intractable epilepsy treated with medium-chain triglyceride diet.