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|Molar mass||312.53 g mol−1|
|Appearance||White crystalline solid|
75.5 °C, 349 K, 168 °F
328 °C, 601 K, 622 °F
|Solubility in water||Practically insoluble in water|
|Flash point||169.7 °C|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Arachidic acid, also called eicosanoic acid, is the saturated fatty acid with a 20-carbon chain. It is as a minor constituent of peanut oil (1.1%–1.7%) and corn oil (3%). Its name derives from the Latin arachis — peanut. It can be formed by the hydrogenation of arachidonic acid.
Reduction of arachidic acid yields arachidyl alcohol.
Arachidic acid is used for the production of detergents, photographic materials and lubricants.
- *Merck Index, 11th Edition, 791
- Beare-Rogers, J.; Dieffenbacher, A.; Holm, J.V. (2001). "Lexicon of lipid nutrition (IUPAC Technical Report)". Pure and Applied Chemistry 73 (4): 685–744. doi:10.1351/pac200173040685.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2007. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page
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