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Butter is hydrolysed with aqueous hydroxide. After acidification the product ratio is (approx):Palmitic acid (29%), oleic acid (27%), myristic acid (11%), stearic acid (9%), linoleic acid (4%) and lauric acid (2%).
P. Yurkanis, Organic Chemistry 3rd ed., Prentice Hall (2001)
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