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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The formulation presenting the greatest reduction was the one that contained lauric acid, where there was a reduction of 65% from formulation [L.
These results made lauric acid an extremely interesting candidate PCM for this project based on its melting temperature range, high heat of fusion and minimal supercooling, and inherent safety for human health and the environment (listed only as a mild irritant (Alfa Aesar, 2009); the material properties are displayed in the Table 2 below.
Few foods naturally contain monolaurin or lauric acid, but the compound is added to products to help stabilize them.
This frees the liposomes carrying lauric acid payloads to fuse with bacterial membranes and kill the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria.
It remains to be seen whether the industry can switch quickly to alkaline salts of lauric acid.
However, in some cases, the saw palmetto concentration of in the sample can be estimated based on the content of lauric acid (normally 27 [+ or -] 3% in authentic saw palmetto extract).
As a result, lauric acid is metabolized much more quickly than other fatty acids, similar to a carbohydrate.
Fatty acids, the body's major fuel source, are heterogeneous, typically ranging in size from the 12-carbon saturated lauric acid through the 18-carbon monounsaturated oleic acid to the 22-carbon polyunsaturated (omega 3) docosahexaenoic acid.
Researchers at the University of the Philippines-Los Bahos are developing a GM coconut with at least as much lauric acid as oilseed rape, to allow this south-east Asian country to keep its leading share of the world's vegetable oil market.
FAT FOUR The four fats found in your food Saturated: Made of triglycerides, some common examples of saturated fatty acids are butyric acid (butter), lauric acid (breast milk, coconut oil, palm oil and cocoa butter), myristic acid (cow milk and dairy products), palmitic acid (meat) and stearic acid (also in meat).
In the dietary-restricted group administered 100 mg/kg CH, of the enzymes associated with PPAR[alpha] agonism (total CYP, CYP2B isoform, CYP4A, or lauric acid [omega]-hydroxylase activity), only CYP4A and lauric acid [omega]-hydroxylase activity were increased at 15 months of exposure.
Because of the number of carbons in lauric acid and in myristic acid, the lipids within Cuphea seeds containing these acids will crystallize when stored at--18[degree]C (about 0[degree]F), the standard temperature for seed preservation.