Hydnocarpic acid

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Hydnocarpic acid
Hydnocarpic acid.svg
PubChem 110680
ChemSpider 99343
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Molecular formula C16H28O2
Molar mass 252.39 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Hydnocarpic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid. It differs from most fatty acids by having a cyclic ring system at the terminus, rather than being entirely straight chain. It is found in the oil from plants of the genus Hydnocarpus from which it derives its name.[1]


  1. ^ Sengupta, A.; Gupta, J. K.; Dutta, J.; Ghosh, A. (1973). "The component fatty acids of chaulmoogra oil". Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 24 (6): 669–74. doi:10.1002/jsfa.2740240606. PMID 4737104.