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Dodecanoic acid, n-Dodecanoic acid, Dodecylic acid, Vulvic acid, Laurostearic acid, Dodecoic acid, Duodecylic acid, 1-Undecanecarboxylic acid
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Min. 97%
Dodecanoic Acid

Lauric Acid, also known as Dodecanoic Acid and Dedocyclic Acid, has the chemical formula C12H24O2. It appears as a white crystalline solid with a characteristic odor like oil of bay. It is insoluble in Water and soluble in Ether, Chloroform, and Alcohol. It is found naturally in some plant and animal fats and is a key component of coconut oil. It is synthetically prepared by the fractional distillation of other acids of mixed coconut. Lab Alley’s Lauric Acid, Lab Grade contains >95% Lauric acid and is non-toxic and safe to handle. It is usually used in laboratory investigations concerning melting point depression. Chemically pure or Laboratory reagents are two terms often used to describe Lab Grade chemicals. Lab Grade chemicals do not meet any accepted quality or purity requirements such as the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, and the FCC Grade, despite their acceptable purity. In the United States of America (USA), Lab Alley is selling its high- quality Lactic Acid, Lab Grade online at Due to its high purity, Lactic Acid, Lab Grade is highly recommended for laboratory testing.

Lauric Acid | Laboratory Grade | Formula C12H24O2 | "Dodecanoic Acid" | Saturated Fatty Acid | White, Powdery Solid | For Soap, Hair, Skin, Acne, Candida, Cosmetics, Psoriasis & Infection Control | CAS # 143-07-7 | Faint Odor Of Bay Oil Or Soap

Skeletal Formula Of Lauric Acid

Skeletal Formula For Lauric Acid

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Information On Lauric Acid From Wikipedia

Lauric acid or systematically, dodecanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain, thus having many properties of medium-chain fatty acids, is a bright white, powdery solid with a faint odor of bay oil or soap. The salts and esters of lauric acid are known as laurates.

Lauric Acid Product Summary | High Purity Laboratory Grade | 97% Purity

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  • Formula C12H24O2
  • Lauric Acid Melting Point: 109.8°F
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  • Also Known As Dodecanoic Acid
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  • CAS # 143-07-7
  • Lauric Acid Melting Point In Celsius: 43.2°C
  • Lauric Acid Density: 880 kg/m³
  • Lauric Acid Skeletal Structure
  • Fast Shipping In USA
  • Saturated Fatty Acid Found In Coconut Oil
  • Lab Alley Is A Lauric Acid Supplier Based In Austin, Texas

What Is Lauric Acid?

Lauric acid is a powerful substance that's sometimes extracted from the coconut for use in developing monolaurin. Monolaurin is an antimicrobial agent that's able to fight pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and yeasts. Because it's irritating and not found alone in nature, you can't ingest lauric acid on its own.

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Dietary Sources Of Lauric Acid And Foods That Contain Lauric Acid

Lauric acid esters (principally triglycerides) are found only in vegetable fats, primarily from coconut milk and oil, laurel oil, and palm kernel oil. In contrast, myristic acid triglycerides occur in plants and animals, notably in nutmeg butter, coconut oil, and mammalian milk. In milk, capra fatty acids make up 4–12% of all fatty acids and lauric acid makes up 2–5%.  The principal sources of lauric acid are coconut and palm oil.  Lauric acid is found naturally in various plant and animal fats and oils, and is a major component of coconut oil and palm kernel oil.

As one of the medium-length long-chain fatty acids, lauric acid is part of the class of organic compounds known as lipids, which are vital in the construction of cellular membranes and act as a source of food under starvation conditions. Contrary to popular beliefs, natural coconut and coconut milk are good for the health, mostly because of their high lauric acid content.

Lauric acid supports the “good kind” of cholesterol (HDL) in the body. Coconut oil maintains healthy levels of cholesterol by helping convert it into pregnenolone, a molecule that is needed as a precursor of most of the hormones we need in our bodies. These types of fats actually go straight to the liver instead of the pancreas and gallbladder to be metabolized, resulting in efficient burning of energy (and more fats) in the process.

Lauric acid and myristic acid are saturated fatty acids. Their formal names are dodecanoic acid and tetradecanoic acid, respectively. Both are white solids that are very slightly soluble in water.

Lauric acid or systematically, dodecanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain, thus having many properties of medium-chain fatty acids, is a bright white, powdery solid with a faint odor of bay oil or soap. The salts and esters of lauric acid are known as laurates.

Health Benefits Of Laboratory Grade Lauric Acid

Lauric Acid is used for preventing the transmission of HIV from mothers to children. Other uses for lauric acid include treatment of bronchitis, gonorrhea, yeast infections, chlamydia, intestinal infections caused by a parasite called Giardia lamblia, and ringworm. In foods, lauric acid is used as a vegetable shortening.

Lauric acid is used for treating viral infections including influenza (the flu); swine flu; avian flu; the common cold; fever blisters, cold sores, and genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV); genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV); and HIV/AIDS.  Lauric acid inhibits the maturation of the vesicular stomatitis virus.

Why Lauric Acid Is Good For Skin Care

Because lauric acid has antibacterial properties, it's been found to effectively combat acne. Lauric Acid is a medium chain fatty acid that is responsible for many of coconut oil's terrific benefits. This emollient-rich component of coconut oil penetrates the skin to promote suppleness, helping to maintain healthy hydration as well as keeping your skin looking youthful and radiant.

Excellent Solvents Used To Dissolve Laboratory Grade Lauric Acid

As a solid, lauric acid forms colorless or white needle-like crystals with a faint odor of bay oil, melts at about 44 degrees Celsius, and boils at 225 degrees Celsius. While it is soluble in ether and other organic solvents, lauric acid is insoluble in water.  Lauric acid is soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol, DMSO and dimethylformamide. The solubility of lauric acid in these solvents is approximately 20 mg/ml. Lauric acid is sparingly soluble in aqueous buffers.

Lauric Acid Is Used In Soap

Palm Kernel Oil is made up of Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid and Oleic Acid, amongst other fatty acids at lower levels. The Lauric Acid creates a foaming soap when saponified. This is a key attribute of soaps - and so a blend of oils is normally used to create a soap that foams, but that is also not too hard or too soft.  Oils high in lauric acid will make soap that gets hard.

Common Acids Purchased By Laboratories, Manufacturing Companies, Homeowners And Individuals For Personal Use In The United States 

Shop online at Lab Alley for a wide variety of common acids used in chemistry applications, in manufacturing workshops and everyday life including nitric acidboric acid, carbonic acid, formic acid, trichloroacetic acid, lauric acidhydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, tartaric acidsulfuric acid, muriatic acidcitric acid, phosphoric acidoxalic acid, ascorbic acid and acetic acid at

Common Uses
  • Additive
  • Acidifiers
  • Chemical intermediate
  • Lubricant
Commercial/Industrial Applications
  • Chemical production
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Synthesis of substances

Laboratory Use Of Lauric Acid

In the laboratory, lauric acid may be used to investigate the molar mass of an unknown substance via the freezing-point depression. The choice of lauric acid is convenient because the melting point of the pure compound is relatively high (43.8°C). Its cryoscopic constant is 3.9°C·kg/mol. By melting lauric acid with the unknown substance, allowing it to cool, and recording the temperature at which the mixture freezes, the molar mass of the unknown compound may be determined.

Lauric acid is inexpensive, has a long shelf-life, and is non-toxic and safe to handle. Thus, it is often used in laboratory investigations of freezing-point depression. Lauric acid is a solid at room temperature but melts easily in boiling water, so liquid lauric acid can be treated with various solutes and used to determine their molecular masses.

Industrial Use Of Lauric Acid

In industry, lauric acid is used as an intermediate and as a surface active agentIndustrial applications of lauric acid and its derivatives include the fatty acid as a component of alkyd resins, wetting agents, a rubber accelerator and softener, detergents, and insecticides. The consumer market uses lauric acid in the cleaning, furnishing, and production of personal care products. In medicine, lauric acid is known to increase total serum cholesterol more than many of the other fatty acids.

Safety and Handling

Lauric Acid SDS And MSDS

Please contact Lab Alley to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), MSDS and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Laboratory Grade Lauric Acid.

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Product Ordering Options, Prices, Bulk Sizes & Shipping

You can buy Lauric Acid 97% Lab Grade for $11 online, locally or call 512-668-9918 to order bulk sizes. Your packages will be shipped in 1-2 business days via UPS or LTL. Lab Alley Brand Lauric Acid 97% Lab Grade is for sale in bulk sizes and is in stock. Handy individual consumer size containers for DIY projects are leak resistant. This high quality compound is made in America. It is a high purity chemical substance that is ideally suited for scientific, development, analytical, clinical, medical, research and testing applications. Lauric Acid 97% Lab Grade is delivered quickly to laboratories, factories and businesses in safe chemical resistant containers. 

Manufacturing size drums, IBC totes, pallet loads and bulk industrial production scale quantities are shipped from Lab Alley's U.S.-based distribution centers by LTL freight carriers. Request a discounted wholesale price quote, here. Read customer and product reviews, here. Read return and refund policies, here. Lab Alley, founded in 2013, is a reliable Lauric Acid 97% Lab Grade supplier and distributor headquartered near Austin, Texas. Lab Alley was a 2021 Inc. 5000 honoree. Email if you have questions about buying Lauric Acid 97% Lab Grade. 

Download the Lauric Acid 97% Lab Grade MSDS/SDS to get safety tips and health hazard information. Lauric Acid 97% Lab Grade should be carefully handled, stored in a cool dry place and chemical waste should be disposed of properly and safely.

Lauric Acid 97% Lab Grade Retail Prices, Package Sizes And Bulk Quantity Ordering Options: 100g $11, 500g $20, 2.5kg $66, 12kg $264, 25kg $515.

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