lesquerolic acid

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lesquerolic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A hydroxy acid found in the oil of most species of Lesquerella (= Physaria; the bladderpods).
    • 1996, F.D. Gunstone, Fatty Acid and Lipid Chemistry, page 13,
      Lesquerolic acid is the C20 homologue of ricinoleic acid and attempts are being made to develop Lesquerella fondleri as a new crop.
    • 2004, Christian Möllers, 8: Potential and future prospects for rapeseed oil, F. D. Gunstone (editor), Rapeseed and Canola Oil: Production, Processing, Properties and Uses, page 201,
      Several species of the genus Lesquerella produce as major hydroxy fatty acids either densipolic acid (12-hydroxyoctadeca-9,15-dienoic acid), lesquerolic acid (14-hydroxyeicosa-11-enoic acid) or auricolic acid (14-hydroxyeicosa-11,17-dienoic acid).
    • 2009, Thomas A. McKeon, Chapter 6: Engineering Plants for Industrial Uses, Ching T. Hou, Jei-Fu Shaw (editors), Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, page 92,
      Species of Lesquerella contain up to 55% lesquerolic acid, the 20-carbon analogue of ricinoleate, and some species contain up to 80% hydroxy fatty acid content.