Definition of Elaidic acid
1. Noun. A monounsaturated fatty acid that has the same structure as oleic acid except that it is a trans fatty acid; the major trans fatty acid in margarine and fried foods.
Definition of Elaidic acid
1. Adjective. (organic compound) The major trans fat found in hydrogenated vegetable oils, also occurring in small amounts in caprine and bovine milk. ¹
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Medical Definition of Elaidic acid
1. CH3(CH2)7CH==CH(CH2)7COOH; trans-9-octadecenoic acid;an unsaturated monobasic trans-isomer of oleic acid; found in ruminant fats. Compare: oleic acid. (05 Mar 2000)
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1. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik Holleman (1910)
"elaidic acid has the same structural formula as oleic acid, the double bond occupying a similar position in the molecule of each, since each acid readily ..."
2. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1921)
"elaidic acid distils almost unchanged at reduced pressure. The following boiling points were ascertained by Krafft and Nordlinger :— Boiling Point. •c. ..."
3. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"elaidic acid fuses at about 113° (45° C.); it is very soluble in alcohol, from which it ... elaidic acid may be distilled in great part without alteration; ..."
4. Elements of chemistry including the recent discoveries and doctrines of the by Edward Turner, Franklin Bache (1841)
"Meyer obtained in his recent analysis of elaidic acid, prepared from perfectly pure oleic acid, results indicating the following ..."
5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Most Recent Discoveries and by Robert Kane (1851)
"The whole action of the nitric acid in this reaction is exerted on the oleic acid, and the ela'idine is a true fat, consisting of elaidic acid united to ..."
6. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"The specific gravity is 0-8505 at ~ C. elaidic acid distils almost unchanged. ... 100 The barium, lead, and silver salts of elaidic acid are very sparingly ..."
7. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"... a-Methyl iso-crotonic acid CH,—C—COOH Oleic Acid and elaidic acid CH,—(CH,)7 CH ... acids exhibiting geometric isomerism is oleic acid and elaidic acid. ..."