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lau·ric acid

 (lôr′ĭk, lŏr′-)
A white solid fatty acid, C12H24O2, obtained chiefly from coconut and laurel oils and used in making soaps, cosmetics, esters, and lauryl alcohol.

[Latin laurus, laurel + -ic.]

lauric acid

(ˈlɔːrɪk; ˈlɒ-)
(Elements & Compounds) another name for dodecanoic acid
[C19: from Latin laurus laurel; from its occurrence in the berries of the laurel (Laurus nobilis)]

lau′ric ac′id

(ˈlɔr ɪk, ˈlɒr-)
a white, crystalline, fatty acid, C12H24O2, occurring in many vegetable fats, esp. coconut oil.
[1870–75; < Latin laur(us) laurel + -ic]
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Noun1.lauric 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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Jatropha curcas oil contains a large quantity of oleic acids and sunflower oil contains a large quantity of linoleic acids, while coconut oil contains a large quantity of lauric acids. Oleic acid ([C.sub.18][H.sub.34][O.sub.2]) is an unsaturated fatty acid with one double bond, linoleic acid ([C.sub.18][H.sub.32][O.sub.2]) is an unsaturated fatty acid with two double bonds, and lauric acid ([C.sub.12][H.sub.24][O.sub.2]) is a saturated fatty acid.
The interaction of linoleic acids is still stronger than that of lauric acids, and this stronger interaction causes higher viscosity.
To saturated fatty acids, SFA (62.78%), the most abundant in this oil are palmitic (20.76%), myristic (20.48%) and lauric acids (17.42%).
The antimicrobial activity of liposomal lauric acids against Propionihacterium acnes.
Acne, antibiotic dosing, minocycline, doxycycline, benzoyl peroxide, isotretinoin, diet, lauric acid, probiotics
(53) They found that total hydroxylation activity (i.e., the sum of wand ([omega]-1)-hydroxylation activity) of lauric acids was very high in each of these four animals (53),(54) as compared to the activity in rats (Table 2).
Although the characteristics of the enzyme(s) which catalyzed the [omega]-oxidation are not elucidated in great detail by these investigators, Lu and Coon (10) clearly demonstrated that hepatic microsomal cytochrome P-450 and NADPH-cytochrome c reductase are responsible in the [omega]-oxidation of lauric acid. In the same year, Wada et al.
In vitro and in vivo enhancement of skin permeation with oleic and lauric acids, Int.
Examples of saturated fatty acids are stearic, myristic and lauric acids.
Sandstrom, "Fat high in stearic acid favorably affects blood lipids and factor VII coagulant activity in comparison with fats high in palmitic acid or high in myristic and lauric acids," The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol.
Lauric acid ([C.sub.12]) was found to have the highest antimicrobial activity against Gram-negative organisms [16].