Valeric acid, 5:0, is a short-chain saturated fatty acid. It's the conjugate acid of a valerate. Valeric acid is found in our tissue and biofluids.
Valeric acid is not that common in nature.
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5:0 is a saturated fatty acid called valeric acid or pentanoic acid. (source ◳)
It's a colorless, oily liquid with a very unpleasant odor, described as stale cheese. (source ◳)
Valeric acid is found naturally in plant valerian, Valeriana officinalis, from which it gets its name. (source ◳)
Uses Of Valeric Acid
Valeric acid is mainly used in perfumes and cosmetics but also as a food additive.
It is the esters of valeric acid that they use.
They give a fruity flavor. (source ◳)