The acids separated from it are known by the names of margaric, stearic, and oleic acids.
It forms pearly scales, and melts at 140 Fahr., like margaric acid, which it closely resembles.
The margaric and oleic acids seem to have the same neutralizing power, and the same atomic weight.
The unsaponified fat of the coccus insect, as well as oleic and margaric acids.
Here a large portion of the oleic acid is expelled, carrying with it a little of the margaric.
The stearine, of which factitious wax candles are made, consists of the stearic and margaric acids combined.
It is a crystalline solid less fusible than margaric acid, but closely resembling it in its other properties.
It is also produced when nitric acid acts on stearic, margaric or oleic acid.
When treated with caustic alkaline lye, it is converted into margaric acid and ceraïne.