caproic acid

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Related to hexanoic acid: Octanoic acid, decanoic acid, methyl hexanoate

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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Delayed harvest date reduced 1-hexanol, phenyl ethyl alcohol, hexanoic acid and decanoic acid in both years.
In an earlier study it has been reported that the bulk electrical conductivity in poly amide6/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (PA6/ ABS) blends with MWNT depends strongly on the mixing sequence and processing conditions employed during melt mixing (11), In addition, it was also reported that MWNT could be selectively localized in the PA6 phase of PA6/ ABS blends by employing melt-interfacial reaction utilizing a unique modifier (sodium salt of 6-amino hexanoic acid, Na-AHA) (6).
Reddish to reddish brown precipitates formed on the copper coupon surface when water or hexanoic acid was added to sealed tube tests of HFC-134a/POE oil although the dissolved copper concentration never exceeded 3ppm (Field and Henderson 1998).
Gluconic acid (also known as hexanoic acid, penta hydroxycaproic acid, IUPAC designation is 2,3,4,5,6-penta hydroxyl hexanoic acid) is a mild organic acid derivative from glucose by simple oxidation reaction.
Butanoic and hexanoic acids were predominant in dairy yogurts.