elaidic acid


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elaidic acid

[¦el·ə¦id·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)7CH:CH(CH2)7COOH A transisomer of an unsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid; crystallizes as colorless leaflets, melts at 44°C, boils at 288°C (100 mmHg), insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether; used in chromatography as a reference standard.
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This is 9-octadecenoic acid, which is oleic or elaidic acid depending on the cis- or trans-orientation of the double bond.
Particularly, we were able to separate the TMS ester of oleic acid (cis-C18:1 n-9) from that of its stereoisomer, elaidic acid (trans-C18:1 n-9).
Elaidic acid pointed to the use of olive oil, as well.