Lauric Acid

Description

A saturated fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain, thus having many properties of medium-chain fatty acids, is a bright white, powdery solid with a faint odor of bay oil or soap. The salts and esters of lauric acid are known as laurates. Used as a vegetable shortening.

Technical information

CAS#

143-07-7

Formula

C12H24O2