Arachidic acid

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Arachidic acid
IUPAC name icosanoic acid
Other names eicosanoic acid
n-eicosanoic acid
arachidic acid
arachic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C20H40O2
Molar mass 312.5304
Appearance white crystaline solid
Density 0.8240 g/cm3
Melting point
Boiling point
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.

References

  • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 791.
  • "Dorland's Medical Dictionary – 'A'". Retrieved 2007-01-12.

lv:Arahīnskābe


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