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Compound Summary for: CID 3893

lauric acid

Also known as: DODECANOIC ACID, n-Dodecanoic acid, Dodecylic acid, Vulvic acid, Laurostearic acid, Duodecylic acid, Dodecoic acid
Molecular Formula: C12H24O2   Molecular Weight: 200.31776   InChIKey: POULHZVOKOAJMA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Lauric acid is an inexpensive, non-toxic and safe to handle compound often used in laboratory investigations of melting-point depression. Lauric acid is a solid at room temperature but melts easily in boiling water, so liquid lauric acid can be treated with various solutes and used to determine their molecular masses.   From: DrugBank
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