from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to oleic acid or elain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to oleic acid, or elaine.
  • adjective (Chem.) a fatty acid isomeric with oleic acid, and obtained from it by the action of nitrous acid.


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  • Oleic acid, for example, acted upon by nitrous acid, yields elaidic acid, melting at

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  • ~Oleic Acid~, if present in large quantity, will come down upon diluting the sample with water, but smaller quantities may be detected by passing a current of nitrogen peroxide, N_ {2} O_ {4} (obtained by heating lead nitrate), through the diluted sample, when a white flocculent precipitate of elaidic acid, which is less soluble than oleic acid, will be thrown down.

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  • It is known that the olein of the drying oils may be distinguished from the olein of those oils which remain greasy in the air by the first not being convertible into elaidic acid, consequently it does not become solid.

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  • The major isomers in industrial trans are trans-9 18: 1 (elaidic acid) and trans-10 18: 1, plus smaller amounts of trans-8 18: 1 and trans-11 18: 1.

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  • Barcelo F, Escriba PV (2003) Effects of oleic acid and its congeners, elaidic and stearic acids, on the structural properties of phosphatidylethanolamine membranes.

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