One of the normal fatty acids of small importance as a natural product, said to be contained in the products of wood distillation, also in cocoanut milk when turned sour and in crude oil of amber. It is a colourless, oily acid, which boils at 1407 degrees C, has a sp. gr. o9&7, is soluble in water and alcohol, with an odour something like that of acetic acid.
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