caproic acid

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ca·pro·ic acid

 (kə-prō′ĭk, kă-)
An odorous liquid fatty acid, C6H12O2, found in milk fat and plant oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavorings. Also called hexanoic acid.

[From Latin caper, capr-, goat (from the acid's goatlike smell).]
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caproic acid

(Elements & Compounds) another name for hexanoic acid
[C19: caproic, from Latin caper goat, alluding to its smell]
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ca•pro′ic ac′id

(kəˈproʊ ɪk)
an oily, odoriferous liquid, C6H12O2, used esp. to make flavoring agents.
[1830–40; alter. of capric acid]
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Noun1.caproic acid - a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats or made synthetically; smells like goats
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
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Availability of other medium chain fatty acids such as caproic acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid among others with properties similar to capric acid might restrain the sales of global capric acid.
For VFA analysis, 250 [micro]L of the supernatant were added with 150 [micro]L of caproic acid as an internal standard (N Caproic Acid, Sigma-Aldrich Chemie GmbH, Steinheim, Germany) and 100 [micro]L of distilled water.
Researchers used bacteria to turn the cocktail into an extract containing the useful compounds caproic acid and caprylic acid.
The major acid components of oil found by TLC were caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, etc.
The acid is different from the chelating agent and is selected from the group consisting of glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, formic acid, acetic acid, propionic acid, butyric acid, valeric acid, caproic acid, gluconic acid, itaconic acid, trichloroacetic acid, benzoic acid, urea hydrochloride, and combinations thereof.
In this study, 1-monocaproin synthesized ([14]) through a modified process with caproic acid, glycidol, and chromium (III) chloride as a catalyst, was evaluated for a potent angiogenic compound along with VEGF (positive control) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) (negative control) through the CAM assay.
The others remained with averages ranging from 0.027 mg / 100 g (caproic acid C10: 0) to 0.677 mg / 100 g (myristic acid C14: 0) (Table 3).