Definition of Myristic acid

1. Noun. A saturated fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats.

Exact synonyms: Tetradecanoic Acid
Generic synonyms: Saturated Fatty Acid



Definition of Myristic acid

1. Noun. (fatty acid) A saturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)12COOH, ''tetradecanoic acid'', found in both animal and vegetable oils and fats; used in the manufacture of soap, cosmetics etc. ¹

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Literary usage of Myristic acid

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"The quantity of myristic acid obtained from spermaceti is but small. ... Sometimes, especially in the preparation of myristic acid, it is necessary to ..."

2. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"(d) Determination of myristic acid It has been shown above that on treating the lithium salts of the mixed fatty acids with 50 per cent alcohol, ..."

3. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"I'ure myristic acid is most easily obtained by saponification of ... It is a fatty substance, having a somewhat lower melting point than myristic acid. ..."

4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1864)
"Conjugated Compounds oj myristic acid. Myristate of Ethyl. ... Dry hydrochloric acid gas is passed into a hot solution of myristic acid in absolute alcohol, ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1892)
"He has therefore succeeded in synthesising 0-266 grm; of myristic acid ; there is ... 81-4 ,, „ myristic acid. He gives no clue as to how he identified ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Most Recent Discoveries and by Robert Kane (1851)
"This would be a very important fact to reinvestigate. Nutmeg Butter. myristic acid. This substance is a mixture of an aromatic volatile oil, with three fats ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"The quantity of myristic acid obtained from spermaceti is but small. ... Sometimes, especially in the preparation of myristic acid, it is necessary to ..."

8. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"(d) Determination of myristic acid It has been shown above that on treating the lithium salts of the mixed fatty acids with 50 per cent alcohol, ..."

9. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"I'ure myristic acid is most easily obtained by saponification of ... It is a fatty substance, having a somewhat lower melting point than myristic acid. ..."

10. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1864)
"Conjugated Compounds oj myristic acid. Myristate of Ethyl. ... Dry hydrochloric acid gas is passed into a hot solution of myristic acid in absolute alcohol, ..."

11. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1892)
"He has therefore succeeded in synthesising 0-266 grm; of myristic acid ; there is ... 81-4 ,, „ myristic acid. He gives no clue as to how he identified ..."

12. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Most Recent Discoveries and by Robert Kane (1851)
"This would be a very important fact to reinvestigate. Nutmeg Butter. myristic acid. This substance is a mixture of an aromatic volatile oil, with three fats ..."

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