Definition of Margaric acid

1. Noun. A colorless crystalline synthetic fatty acid.

Exact synonyms: Heptadecanoic Acid
Generic synonyms: Saturated Fatty Acid



Definition of Margaric acid

1. Noun. (organic compound) A saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)15COOH, that occurs only in very small amounts in natural oils and fats ¹

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Literary usage of Margaric acid

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1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"margaric acid is an obsolete (commercial) term for a mixture of palmitic and stearic acids, for which, in older text-books, ..."

2. Physiological Chemistry by Karl Gotthelf Lehmann (1855)
"Very few of these acids have been found in the animal body; one of them, however, margaric acid, is the principal constituent of all the fats yet found in ..."

3. A Manual of Chemistry: On the Basis of Turner's Elements of Chemistry by John Johnston, Edward Turner (1860)
"859, Margarine and margaric acid have the same composition, respectively, as stearine and stearic acid, of which they are isomerie modifications. ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1864)
"The three above-named acids he showed to be composed as follows : — Hydrogen . .66 3j 33 Stearic acid. margaric acid. Oleic acid. Carbon . ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry by Victor Regnault, James Curtis Booth, William L. Faber (1865)
"margaric acid C^H^ § 1601. By decomposing with acids a soap made of human fat ... margaric acid is supposed to be produced by the saponification of a simple ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"... to those of the stearates, into an insoluble acid salt, whilst a portion of the alkali remains in solution. (1293) 17. margaric acid (tH^M^O^ or HO ..."

7. Elements of Chemistry by Thomas Graham (1842)
"If the mixture is then allowed to cool the stearic acid separates apparently unaltered, but really converted entirely into margaric acid, while the nitric ..."

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