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Eicosanoic acid/Arachidic acid

Arachidic acid (IUPAC name Eicosanoic acid) is a saturated fatty acid found in peanut oil with the molecular formula CH3(CH2)18COOH.

Its name derives from the Latin arachis - peanut. It can be formed by the hydrogenation of arachidonic acid.

It is practically insoluble in water, and stable under normal conditions. It is a surfactant.

Reduction of arachidic acid yields arachidyl alcohol.


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