myristic acid

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my·ris·tic ac·id

(mi-ris'tik as'id),
A saturated fatty acid (CH3(CH2)12 COOH) present as an acylglycerol in milk, vegetable fats, cod liver oil, and waxes.
Synonym(s): tetradecanoic acid

myristic acid

/my·ris·tic ac·id/ (mĭ-ris´tik) a saturated 14-carbon fatty acid occurring in most animal and vegetable fats, particularly butterfat and coconut, palm, and nutmeg oils.

myristic acid

(mə-rĭs′tĭk, mī-)
n.
A fatty acid, C14H28O2, occurring in animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings.
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79 min were identified as dodecanoic acid (C12:0), tetradecanoic acid (C14:0) and hexadecanoic acid (C16:0) respectively.
05 min was assigned to 3-hydroxy tetradecanoic acid (3-OH C14:0).
These peaks were confirmed as tetradecanoic acid (C14:0) and hexadecanoic acid (C16:0) methyl esters.
Thus retention time and fragmentation pattern in mass spectrum confirmed it as 3-hydroxy tetradecanoic acid (3-OH C14:0).
2%) of a multi- methyl branched FA was also found and identified as 4, 8,12-trimethyl tetradecenoate along with a hydroxy FA 3-hydroxy tetradecanoic acid, which amounted to 0.