Caproleic acid (10 carbon atoms) is an uncommon monounsaturated fatty acid (one cis double bond so in shorthand 10:1) member of the sub-group called medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) (from 6 to 12 carbon atoms).
Molecular weight: 170.24872 g/mol
Molecular formula: C10H18O2
IUPAC name: dec-9-enoic acid
CAS registry number: 14436-32-9
In purified form it is a colorless clear liquid insoluble in water with boiling point at 269-271 °C (516.2-519.8 °F; 542.15-544.15 K) at 760 mm Hg.
Food sources of caproleic acid
It occurs as glycerol ester in animal fats like these present in milk, butter and Parmigiano.
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