behenic acid

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be·hen·ic ac·id

(bĕ-hen'ik as'id),
A constituent of most fats and fish oils; large amounts are found in jamba, mustard seed, rapeseed oils, and cerebrosides.
Synonym(s): N-docosanoic acid
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In the specific metabolites that were decreased in active TB patients, the ROC curves of 3D, 7D, 11D-phytanic acid, behenic acid and threoninyl-a-glutamate exhibited excellent efficiency with a AUC values of 0.904 (95% CI: 0863-0.944), 0.93 (95% CI: 0.893-0.966) and 0.964 (95% CI: 00.941-0.988), respectively [Table 3] and [Figure 7]a.
Moringa seed kernels contain a significant amount of oil that is commercially known as "Ben oil" or "Behen oil" and has in it high concentration of behenic acid (a saturated fat which is highly moisturizing to skin and hair).
C22:0 (behenic acid) is poorly absorbed from food (only approximately 30%) and has low bioavailability; however, C22:0 is important for the formation of blood cholesterol [103].
In table 2, it has been shown that the response to chronic ethanol consumption causes statistically significant increase in the total level of saturated free fatty acids (by about 12%), notably in the level of free behenic acid (22:0), by about 58%, while free palmitic acid (16:0) was increased (by about 12%) in the same group.
16 [+ or 0.38 [+ or -] 0.07 (a) -] 0.06 (b) C22:0(Behenic acid) 0.82 [+ or 0.50 [+ or -] 0.
"For example we launched a new ingredient called Pracaxi oil which is very rich in C-22, a Behenic acid that can be used as a natural and organic based conditioning agent for hair."
Whereas the remaining SFAs were myristic acid (C14:0), arachidic acid (C20:0), behenic acid (C22:0) and lignoceric acid (C24:0) each fatty acid was present less than 1%.
quinazoline-3-ol; 2',4-dihydroxychalcone-4- glucoside; 6-hydroxypeganine; 9-acetamido-3,4- dihydropyrido-(3,4-B)-indole; adhatodic acid; adhatodine; adhatonine; anisotine; anisotinine; arachidic acid; behenic acid; b-sitosterol; b- sitosterol-b-D-glucoside; betaine; cerotic acid; deoxyvascinone; lignoceric acid; linoleic acid; O-ethyl-a-D-galactoside; oleic acid; oscine; peganine; vasakin; vasicine; vasicinine; vasicinol; vasicinone; vasicol; vasicoline; vasicolinone; visicinolone [17].
Stearic acid monoglyceride or behenic acid monoglyceride is the preferred mold-release agent.
Composition of fatty acids Content Linoleic acid (18:2) 33.9 Oleic acid (18:1) 23.8 Erucic acid (22:1) 17.2 Gondoic acid (20:1) 7.9 Nervonic acid (24:1) 5.8 Palmitic acid (16:0) 3.9 Linolenic acid (18:3) 2.6 Stearic acid (18:0) 2.2 Behenic acid (22:0) 0.9 Wood tar acid (24:0) 0.4 Arachic acid (20:0) 0.3 Palm-kernel oil acid (16:1) 0.1 Table 3.--Content of vitamin E in the seed oil of purpleblow maple and vegetable oils.
Each 100 mL contained <1 g lauric acid, <1 g myristic acid, 4.8 g palmitic acid, 1.4 g stearic acid, 27.7 g oleic acid, 9.6 g linoleic acid, <1 g linolenic acid, 0.5 g arachidonic acid, 0.5 g eicosanoic acid, 1.4 g behenic acid, and 0.5 g lignoceric acid.
# Double Common name #C Bonds Scientific name Palmitic Acid 16 0 hexadecanoic acid Palmitoleic Acid 16 1 9-hexadecenoic acid Stearic Acid 18 0 octadecanoic acid Oleic Acid 18 1 9-octadecenoic acid Vaccenic Acid 18 1 11-octadecenoic acid Linoleic Acid 18 2 9,12-octadecadienoic acid Alpha-Linolenic 18 3 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid Acid (ALA) Gamma-Linolenic 18 3 6,9,12-octadecatrienoic acid Acid (GLA) Arachidic Acid 20 0 eicosanoic acid Gadoleic Acid 20 1 9-eicosenoic acid Arachidonic Acid (AA) 20 4 5,8,11,14-eicosatetraenoic acid EPA 20 5 5,8,11,14,17-eicosatetraenoic acid Behenic acid 22 0 docosanoic acid Erucic acid 22 1 13-docosenoic acid DHA 22 6 4,7,10,13,16,19-docosahexaenoic acid Lignoceric acid 24 0 tetracosanoic acid Table II.