Oleic acid

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Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid found in various animal and vegetable sources. It has the empirical formula C18H34O2 (or CH3(CH2)7CH=CH(CH2)7COOHTemplate:Ref). Its IUPAC name is cis-9-octadecenoic acid, and its lipid shorthand name is 18:1 cis-9. The saturated form of this acid is stearic acid. It is used in Lorenzo's oil.

Oleic Acid

Oleic acid comprises 55-80% of olive oil and 15-20% of grape seed oil.

Physical Data

Appearance: Pale yellow or brownish yellow oily liquid with lard-like odor
Solubility: Insoluble in water
Melting Point: 15.3 degrees C
Boiling Point: 360 degrees C
Specific Gravity: 0.895

Reference

General reference: NIST Chemistry Webbook (http://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/cbook.cgi?ID=C2027476&Units=SI)

Additional reference:

  1. Template:Note Bishop, Paul L. (2000). Pollution Prevention: Chapter 2 - Properties and Fates of Environmental Contaminants (http://www.eng.uc.edu/~pbishop/Chapter-2-Slides.ppt), instructional slides to accompany Pollution Prevention:Fundamentals and Practice, by Paul L. Bishop (ISBN 0073661473). Retrieved 2005-03-07.

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