pelargonic acid


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pelargonic acid

[¦pe‚lär′gän·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)7CO2H A colorless or yellowish oil, boiling at 254°C; soluble in ether and alcohol, insoluble in water; used as a chemical intermediate and flotation agent, in lacquers, pharmaceuticals, synthetic flavors and aromas, and plastics.
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Moreover, 3-hydroxy pelargonic acid carnitine is necessary for fatty acid metabolism, and it can promote the oxidation of fatty acids and the production of ATP.
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A fatty acid formulation containing pelargonic acid (C9), dual emulsifiers, and L-lactic acid was compared with and without additional adjuvants as a dip treatment (Table 3).
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He is looking at alternative weed control methods such as CGM, pelargonic acid (a fatty acid found in plants and animals), and vinegar (acetic acid) as well as mechanized ways of applying them.
Effective January 1, Cognis' global oleochemicals business, comprising fatty acids, glycerin, oilfield chemicals, azelaic acid and pelargonic acid, and plastics technology was transferred to Cognis Oleochemicals Sdn.
pelargonic acid: C[H.sub.3][(C[H.sub.2]).sub.7]COOH brassylic acid: OOC[(C[H.sub.2]).sub.11]COOH