Montanic acid

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Montanic acid
Montanic acid
CAS number 506-48-9 N
PubChem 10470
ChemSpider 10038 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:31001 YesY
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Molecular formula C28H56O2
Molar mass 424.74 g mol−1
Density 0.8191 g/mL
Melting point 90.9 °C (195.6 °F; 364.0 K)
Solubility in water Insoluble
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Montanic acid is a saturated fatty acid isolated and detected mainly in montan wax. Also occurs in beeswax and Chinese wax. Montanic acid ethylene glycol esters and glycerol esters are used as protective layer on fruit skins and coating on foods. [1]


  1. ^ "Documenta Geigy: Scientific tables" Konrad Diem, C. Lentner; Geigy Pharmaceuticals, sixth edition, 1965.

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