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a.1.(Chem.) Of or pertaining to capric acid or its derivatives.
Capric acid
are fatty acids occurring in small quantities in butter, cocoanut oil, etc., united with glycerin; they are colorless oils, or white crystalline solids, of an unpleasant odor like that of goats or sweat.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Summary: Capric acid is a medium chain saturated fatty acid that is also referred to as Decanoic acid or Decylic acid.
[USPRwire, Wed Jun 19 2019] The esters of capric acid (decanoate esters) are extensively used in the production of drugs for increasing its affinity towards adipose tissue i.e.
In scientific tests both the capric and lauric acid it contains was found to be lethal to all major strains of candida albicans yeast.
he said that the vaccine was developed with Capric acid technology which in most modern and most cost effective.
Coconut oil also has many important nutrients that prevent further infection, repair and nourish the skin, and help decrease flaking and itching-these nutrients include vitamin E, vitamin K, capric acid, caprylic acid, and lauric acid.
We used two types of diet [provocative (PD) and corn diet (MD)]; each diet was then split into five batches that were supplemented with either salinomycin (70.0 mg/kg); triglyceride form of capric and caprylic acid (3.0 g/kg; MCT 1.38: 1); calcium butyrate (10.0 g/kg; CB); mixture of caproic, caprylic, and capric acids (8.3 g/kg; MCFA; 1: 1: 1); or without any supplement [control (C)].
The values of the predicted IHfus as well as the status of each pure compound in the Equations (belonging to the experimental data for sublimation and vaporization enthalpy) are presented as an example for capric acid in Table-2.
MCT is medium chain triglyceride; it is composed of caprylic and capric acids, he explained.
Its medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, have been shown to possess antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Eventually, the team identified capric acid, undecanoic acid and laurie acid as active compounds.