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OLEIC ACID

 

 

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid found in various animal and vegetable sources. It has the empirical formula C18H34O2. Its IUPAC name is cis-9-octadecenoic acid, and its lipid shorthand name is 18:1 cis-9. The saturated form of this acid is stearic acid.

 

Oleic acid comprises 55-80% of olive oil.

 

Physical Data

Appearance: Pale yellow or brownish yellow oily liquid with lard-like odor
Solubility: Insoluble in water
Melting Point: 15.3 degrees C
Boiling Point: 360 degrees C
Specific Gravity: 0.895

 

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