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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To obtain a superhydrophobic surface, an acetone solution of dodecanoic acid (1 g/100 mL) was sprayed onto the hot PS coating surface through a spraying gun with a flow rate of about 0.
This fatty acid profiling revealed the occurrence of dodecanoic acid (C12:0), tetradecanoic acid (C14:0), 3-hydroxy tetradecanoic acid (3-OH C14:0) and hexadecanoic acid (C16:0) in the lipid A component of S.
hispida No Constituent Odor description 1 Megastigmatrienone I Warm, Dry, Sweet, Tobacco-Like 2 alpha-Pinene Resinous, pine odor 3 Nonanoic acid Fatty, musty, sweaty sour "goaty" 4 Tetradecanoic acid Very faint, waxy-oily; nearly odorless 5 9-Hexadecenoic acid Weak fatty-tallowy fried odor 6 Dodecanoic acid Weak, refreshing, fatty, waxy odor Table 3: Phenolic compounds of the water extract of the green parts of G.
These aldehydes were identified as tridecanal, 9-octadecenal and octadecanal, while the fatty acids were identified as dodecanoic acid, octadecanoic acid and n-hexadecanoic acid as a major compound (Table-2).
For the polymerization of CL with the protonated [omega]-amino dodecanoic acid exchanged MMT, the molar mass is 7.
The polymers examined herein are two grades of plasticized poly-12-amino dodecanoic acid.
In particular, the selenium and potassium in Brazil nuts contributed to a better night's sleep, while the butanoic and dodecanoic acids in milk were linked to unbroken sleep patterns.
In particular, a glass of milk and a handful of Brazil nuts could help, thanks to the selenium and potassium in the nuts and the butanoic and dodecanoic acids in the milk.