dodecanoic acid


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dodecanoic acid

(ˌdəʊdɛkəˈnəʊɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a crystalline fatty acid found as glycerides in many vegetable oils: used in making soaps, insecticides, and synthetic resins. Formula: CH3(CH2)10COOH. Also called: lauric acid
[C20: from dodecane (see dodeca-, -ane)]
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Noun1.dodecanoic acid - a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
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These comprise dodecanoic acid, sebacic acid and adipic acid, which are variously used in the production of nylon, adhesives, resins, coatings and lubricants.
They found that very short sleep was associated with less intake of tap water, lycopene (found in red- and orange-colored foods), and total carbohydrates, short sleep was associated with less vitamin C, tap water, selenium (found in nuts, meat and shellfish), and more lutein/zeaxanthin (found in green, leafy vegetables), and long sleep was associated with less intake of theobromine (found in chocolate and tea), dodecanoic acid (a saturated fat) choline (found in eggs and fatty meats), total carbohydrates, and more alcohol.
The resultant metallic coating had a superhydrophilic nature, but could he switched into superhydrophohic by spraying an acetone solution of dodecanoic acid while the sprayed surface remained within a temperature range of 100-200[degrees]C, although dodecanoic acid itself has a hydrophilic nature.
Schmidt (1984) evaluated the influence of saturated fatty acids on spore germination of brown- and white-rot basidiomycetes and determined that caprylic or ocanoic (C8), pelargonic or nonanoic (C9), and decanoic (C 10) acids (100 ppm) destroyed spores of test fungi, whereas dodecanoic acid (C12) was effective against brown-rot but not white-rot fungal spores.