Lauric acid

chemical compound

Lauric acid is a type of saturated fatty acid. Its chain is 12 carbon atoms long.[1] As such, it is also a medium-chain fatty acid.[2] It is commonly found in coconut and palm products like coconut oil.[3]

Chemical structure
Ball and stick structure

ReferencesEdit

  1. PubChem. "Lauric acid". pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-03.
  2. McCarty, Mark F.; DiNicolantonio, James J. (2016). "Lauric acid-rich medium-chain triglycerides can substitute for other oils in cooking applications and may have limited pathogenicity". Open Heart. 3 (2): e000467. doi:10.1136/openhrt-2016-000467. ISSN 2053-3624. PMC 4975867. PMID 27547436.
  3. "Foods High in Lauric acid | Whole Food Catalog". wholefoodcatalog.info. Retrieved 2021-07-03.