, also called eicosanoic acid
, is a saturated fatty acid
found in peanut
oil. Its name derives from the Latin arachis
It can be formed by the hydrogenation
of arachidonic acid
. It is practically insoluble in water, and stable under normal conditions. It is a surfactant
Reduction of arachidic acid yields arachidyl alcohol.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 791.
- Retrieved on 2007-01-12..