eleostearic acid

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el·e·o·stear·ic ac·id

(el'ē-ō-stē'ă-rik as'id),
An 18-carbon fatty acid with three double bonds (at carbons 9, 11, and 13); isomeric with linolenic acid; found in plant fats.
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They've already pinpointed several of these in tung plants, including the enzyme that produces eleostearic acid.
Tung oil is high in eleostearic acid, the component that accelerates drying.
Instead of releasing volatiles into the air, paints made with vegetable oil would dry by chemical cross-linking of eleostearic acid in the oil to create a finish-like coating.