from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless compound, CH3(CH2)17-COOH, prepared by the hydrolysis of octodecyl cyanide. It melts at 66.5° C. and boils at 297–299° C. under 100 millimeters pressure.
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