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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4] powder was synthesized by solution combustion method using octyl alcohol and lauric acid, which is consistent with Sutka's work.
Antimicrobial property of lauric acid against Propionihacterium acnes: Its therapeutic potential for inflammatory acne vulgaris.
14) reported on the distribution of [omega]-oxidation of fatty acids: The [omega]-hydroxylation of decanoic and lauric acid is carried out by liver, kidney and lung microsomal preparations of rat, rabbit, mouse, beef, pigeon, bullfrog, and carp (Table 1).
Having an abundance of lauric acid, coconut oil has less effect on total serum cholesterol and LDL levels, and has proved to be a better alternative for butter and hydrogenated vegetable fats.
Virgin Virgin olive oil The science around coconut oil's coconut oil supposedly beneficial lauric acid remains cloudy, but olive oil's heart-healthy status is well established.
The other main health benefit of coconut oil is that it contains lauric acid, which is only found in coconuts and breast milk.
Commercial glycerol (Dinamica, Brazil) was utilized as a plasticizer, and the fatty acids that were used were caproic acid (99%, Vetec, Brazil), lauric acid (98%, Vetec, Brazil), and stearic acid (PA, Synth, Brazil).
For example, six papers from a Tianjin Polytechnic team report on the synthesis of PEG2000 lauric acid diester and polyamic acid, the performance of a polysiloxane antifoaming agent, the properties of modified co-polyester fibers, and analysis of a strongly acidic alkyl phosphate.
Tropical nuts contain lauric acid, a saturated fatty acid with 12 carbons, shorter than the 18-carbon stearic acid that is the predominant saturated animal fat.
Coconut oil has ninety-two percent saturated fat, with over two-thirds of it being in the form of easily-digested medium-chain fatty acids (medium-chain triglycerides)--particularly lauric acid and caprylic acid, which have antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
The DSC curve for lauric acid (crude, < 80%, Fisher Scientific), shown in Figure 1b), has distinct peaks for melting (blue curve) and solidification (red curve) and shows a melting temperature range of 43.