Lignoceric acid

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Lignoceric acid
Lignocerīnskābe.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 557-59-5 YesY
PubChem 11197
ChemSpider 10724 YesY
KEGG C08320 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:28866 N
ChEMBL CHEMBL1173620 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C24H48O2
Molar mass 368.63 g/mol
Melting point 84.2 °C[1]
Related compounds
Related Fatty acids Behenic acid (C22:0)
Cerotic acid (C26:0)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Lignoceric acid, or tetracosanoic acid, is the saturated fatty acid with formula C23H47COOH. It is found in wood tar, various cerebrosides, and in small amounts in most natural fats. The fatty acids of peanut oil contain small amounts of lignoceric acid (1.1% – 2.2%).[1] This fatty acid is also a byproduct of lignin production.

Reduction of lignoceric acid yields lignoceryl alcohol.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lexicon of lipid nutrition (IUPAC Technical Report)". Pure and Applied Chemistry 73 (4): 685–744. 2001. doi:10.1351/pac200173040685.