lauric acid

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lau·ric ac·id

(law'rik as'id),
A fatty acid occurring in spermaceti, in milk, and in laurel, coconut, and palm oils as well as waxes and marine fats.
Synonym(s): N-dodecanoic acid

lauric acid

/lau·ric ac·id/ (-rik) a twelve-carbon saturated fatty acid found in many vegetable fats, particularly coconut oil and palm kernel oil.

lauric acid

(lôr′ĭk, lŏr′-)
n.
A white solid fatty acid, C12H24O2, obtained chiefly from coconut and laurel oils and used in making soaps, cosmetics, esters, and lauryl alcohol.
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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.
MMT and for the protonated [omega]-amino dodecanoic acid exchanged MMT, XRD patterns show the formation of an intercalated structure.
The main volatile components are 3-methyl-2-buten-1-ol, hexadecanoic acid, dodecanoic acid, linalool and octadecadienoic acid (Zhao et al.
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.
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.