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heptadecanoic acid

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780198722823
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191789540
heptadecanoic acid

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A white crystalline carboxylic acid with a linear chain of carbon atoms, C16H33COOH; m.p. 59–61°C; b.p. 227°C (100 mm Hg). It is present in certain natural fats....

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