Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Linoleic Acid

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6940

\li-nә-lē-ik-\ n [Gk linon flax + ISV oleic (acid)] (1857) C18H32O2. cis, cis-9,12 Octadecadienoic acid. An 18-carbon, straight-chain fatty acid with two double bonds that may be in the 9 and 12 or 9 and 11 positions. It is found in nature as its glyceryl trimester in many vegetable oils and is a starting material for some plasticizers for plastics. It has a mol wt of 280.44, bp of 230°C, iodine value of 181.1. Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA