Table 2. Fatty acids

Common Name IUPAC Name Chemical Structure Abbreviated Acid
Butyric Butanoic acid CH3(CH2)2COOH C4:0
Caproic Hexanoic acid CH3(CH2)4COOH C6:0
Caprylic Octanoic acid CH3(CH2)6COOH C8:0
Capric Decanoic acid CH3(CH2)8COOH C10:0
Lauric Dodecanoic acid CH3(CH2)10COOH C12:0
Myristic Tetradecanoic acid CH3(CH2)12COOH C14:0
Palmitic Hexdecanoic acid CH3(CH2)14COOH C16:0
Stearic Octadecanoic acid CH3(CH2)16COOH C18:0
Arachidic Eicosanoic acid CH3(CH2)18COOH C20:0
Behenic acid Docosanoic acid CH3(CH2)20COOH C22:0