06:18 Jul 10, 2012
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / fatty acids
Dutch term or phrase: mysterine
Ingredients of coconut oil:

Verzadigde vetten, oliën: 92,1% waarvan SCT c-6.0 caprion 0,4%, MCT 60,5% (c-8.0 capryl 9,2%, c-10.0 caprine 6,3%, c-12.0 laurine 45%), LCT 30,8% (c-16 mysterine 10% e.a.).

Thanks in advance!
Ilke Fabritius
Local time: 19:39

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4cetyl myristoleate
Bryan Crumpler

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cetyl myristoleate

Gut tells me this should be "myRISTine", not "mysterine".

Often goes by its registered patent name Myristin, but it's actually cetyl myristoleate, which is commonly found in coconut oil products.


Note added at 20 mins (2012-07-10 06:39:15 GMT)

registered TRADEMARK name, not patent name... sorry.

Note added at 3 hrs (2012-07-10 09:52:03 GMT)

Good question, myrist(ole)ic acid is made up of a a 14 carbon chain, but the prefix c-16 indicate 16 carbons. So if it's a c-16 acid, it's not myristic. Rather it'd be palmitic acid, or as I hunched... cetyl myrisotleate, i.e., the trademarked "myristin" which is made of cetyl alc. (a c-16 chain) + myristoleic acid.

By comparison, you have octic ("caprylic") acid with the c-8 and decanoic ("capric") acid with the c-10.

So as I see it, your options are either cetyl M or palmitic acid.

Bryan Crumpler
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Asker: Thanks, Bryan. Couldn't it be myristic acid? An LCT present in coconut oil (according to info I find on the Net - I'm no expert, though)

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