|Molar mass||282.55 g·mol−1|
|Density||791 mg mL−1 (at 20 °C)|
|Boiling point||69 °C (156 °F; 342 K) at 100 mPa|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Phytanyl is the corresponding substituent. Phytanyl groups are frequently found in phospholipids in membranes of thermophilic Archaea. These include caldarchaeol, a compound which contains two fused phytanyl chains.
It is used as a bio-marker in petroleum studies.
Phytene is the singly unsaturated version of phytane. Phytene is also found as the functional group phytyl in many organic molecules of biological importance such as chlorophyll, tocopherol (Vitamin E) and phylloquinone (Vitamin K1). Phytene's corresponding alcohol is phytol.
- "phytane - Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 27 March 2005. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
- Edited by Ricardo Cavicchioli (2007), Archaea, Washington, DC: ASM Press, ISBN 1-55581-391-7, OCLC 172964654
- Hunt, J. (2002). "Early developments in petroleum geochemistry". Organic Geochemistry 33: 1025–1052. doi:10.1016/S0146-6380(02)00056-6.
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