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oleic acid

Oleic acid, (C17H33COOH), is an unsaturated carboxylic acid used as a lubricating oils and varnishes. Triolein, its ester with glycerol is present in many natural oils and fats, helping to keep them liquid at room temperature. Melting point 16°C, boiling point 286°C.

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