Myristic Acid

Myristic Acid

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Myristic acid, also called tetradecanoic acid, is a common saturated fatty acid with the molecular formula CH3(CH2)12COOH. A myristate is a salt or ester of myristic acid. Myristic acid is named after the nutmeg Myristica fragrans. Nutmeg butter is 75% trimyristin, the triglyceride of myristic acid. Besides nutmeg, myristic acid is also found in palm kernel oil, coconut oil, butter fat and is a minor component of many other animal fats. It is also found in spermacetin, the crystallized fraction of oil from the sperm whale.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135792989
  • 9786135792980