Arachidic acid

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Arachidic acid; Carboxylic acid C20; CAS No: 506-30-9; Eicosanoic acid; Icosanoic acid; n-eicosanoic acid

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Arachidic acid (from Arachis hypogaea = peanut), also called arachidic acid, is a substance from the group of saturated fatty acids. Arachidic acid is esterified with glycerol and occurs in various vegetable oils, such as peanut oil, cocoa butter, soybean oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and jojoba oil.
Arachidic acid, or eicosanoic acid, is a saturated C20 carboxylic acid from the group of higher fatty acids with the molecular formula: C19H39COOH. Arachidic acid is a white solid which is stable under normal environmental conditions. The salts/esters of arachidic acid are called arachinoates, eicosanoates or arachidates


Last updated on: 29.10.2020