The name of butyric acid is from Greek word, which means "butter". Butyric acid is abbreviated BTA because it is also known under the systematic name butanoic acid. It is a carboxylic acid and the structural formula of butyric acid is CH3CH2CH2-COOH. The butyrates or butanoates is the salts and esters of butyric acid. Butyric acid can be found in milk, particularly in goat, buffalo and sheep milk, parmesan cheese and butter. Butyric acid can be served as a product of anaerobic fermentation including in the colon and as body odor. Butyric acid has an unpleasant smell, acrid taste and a sweetish aftertaste. The French chemist named as Michel Eugène Chevreul observed the impure form of butyric acid in 1814 for the first time. He purified a large amount butyric acid enough to characterize it. Michel Eugène Chevreul deposited his findings in manuscript form in the secretary of Academy of Sciences in Paris, France instead to his early research with scientific paper. Until 1823, Michel Eugène Chevreul presented the properties of butyric acid in detail. The name of butyric acid is from the Latin word for butter.
Scientists at Creative Proteomics utilize a highly quantitative method with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for the determination of butyric acid levels in various samples, including Tissue, Plant, Bacterial, Cells and more. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) using a differential refractive index detector (RID) for the determination of butyric acid levels in a lot of biological samples.
Butyric acid can be used to prepare of various butyrate esters. Methyl butyrate, which one of the low molecular weight esters of butyric acid, has mostly pleasant aromas or tastes than butyric acid. As a result, methyl butyrate is used as food and perfume additives. Animal feed is also supplied with methyl butyrate to reduce pathogenic bacteria colonization. It is also a food flavoring approved in the EU FLAVIS database. Butyric acid has also been acted as a fishing bait additive due to its powerful odor. Butyric acid is used as ester base in many of the commercially available flavors used in carp. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society also uses butyric acid as anti-abortion protesters to disrupt abortion clinics or as a stink bomb o disrupt Japanese whaling crews.
Tissue, Plant, Bacterial, Cells and more
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) using a differential refractive index detector (RID) for the determination of butyric acid levels in a lot of biological samples, Tissue, Plant, Bacterial, Cells and more. This Methodology provides accurate, reliable, and reproducible results of butyric acid measurement, which enables us to analyze of butyric acid levels in vitro and in vivo.
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