|Molar mass||408.79 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||White, opaque, waxy crystals|
|Density||0.8083 g cm−3|
|Melting point||62 °C; 143 °F; 335 K|
|Boiling point||440.9 °C; 825.5 °F; 714.0 K|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Nonacosane occurs naturally and has been reported to be a component of a pheromone of Orgyia leucostigma, and evidence suggests it plays a role in the chemical communication of several insects, including the female Anopheles stephensi (a mosquito).
Nonacosane has also been identified within several essential oils. It can also be prepared synthetically.
- "nonacosane - Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 16 September 2004. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- Pheromone identification
- Brei B, Edman JD, Gerade B, Clark JM (2004). "Relative abundance of two cuticular hydrocarbons indicates whether a mosquito is old enough to transmit malaria parasites". J. Med. Entomol. 41 (4): 807–9. doi:10.1603/0022-2585-41.4.807. PMID 15311480.
- Bentley, H.R., Henry, J.A., Irvine, D.S., Mukerji, D., and Spring, F.S. (1955). "Triterpenoids. Part XXXII. cyclolaudenol, a triterpenoid alcohol from opium". J. Chem. Soc.: 596–602. doi:10.1039/jr9550000596.