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Malvalic Acid and its Structure

Naturevolume 179pages830831 (1957) | Download Citation



SOME of the properties of a biologically active C18 fatty acid isolated from Malva verticillata and M. parviflora have been reported1. The name ‘malvalic’ acid is now proposed for this acid, which was previously referred to as “Halphen acid” because it gave rise to the Halphen colour test.

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  1. Division of Food Preservation, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Homebush, New South Wales

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