|IUPAC name||icosanoic acid|
|Other names||eicosanoic acid|
3D model (JSmol)
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|Appearance||white crystaline solid|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Arachidic acid also called eicosanoic acid is a saturated fatty acid found in peanut oil. Its name derives from the Latin arachis – peanut. It can be formed by the hydrogenation of arachidonic acid. It is practically insoluble in water and stable under ordinary conditions
Reduction of arachidic acid yields arachidyl alcohol.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 791.
- "Dorland's Medical Dictionary – 'A'". Retrieved 2007-01-12.