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tetradecanoic acid


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A saturated carboxylic acid CH3 (CH2)12COOH; r.d. 0.86; m.p. 58.8°C; b.p. 250.5°C (100 mmHg). Its glycerides are found in nutmeg, palm oil, and butter fat. Compounds are used in cosmetics and skin-care preparations. The name comes from the Latin name for nutmeg, Myristica fragrans.

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