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Arachidic acid, also called eicosanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid found in peanut oil. Its name derives from the Latin arachis — peanut. 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.
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Reduction of arachidic acid yields arachidyl alcohol.
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