caproic acid


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caproic acid

/ca·pro·ic ac·id/ (kah-pro´ik) a saturated six-carbon fatty acid occurring in butterfat and coconut and palm oils.

caproic acid

(kə-prō′ĭk, kă-)
n.
An odorous liquid fatty acid, C6H12O2, found in milk fat and plant oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavorings. Also called hexanoic acid.

caproic acid (CH3[CH2]4COOH)

[kaprō′ik]
a carboxylic acid present in milk fat and some plant oils. It is used in the production of artificial flavors. Also called hexanoic acid.
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The maximum force was related to the plasticizing effect of the different fatty acids, and therefore it may be inferred that lauric acid has a greater plasticizing effect than the stearic and caproic acids.
It is observed from this diagram that the use of an optimal amount of amino caproic acid in the feed improves the results.
The use of optimal amounts of amino caproic acid (from the depolymerization of scrap nylon-6) in the feed improves the results further.