Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lauric Acid

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6804

\lór-ik-, lär-\ n [ISV, fr. L laurus] (1873) CH3(CH2)10COOH. Fatty acid occurring in many vegetable fats as the glyceride, especially in cocoanut oil and laurel oil. It has a sp gr of 0.833, mp of 44°C, and refractive index of 1.4323. Also called Dodecanoic Acid. Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA