Aleuritic acid

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Aleuritic acid[1]
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Names
IUPAC name
(9R,10S)-rel-9,10,16-Trihydroxyhexadecanoic acid
Other names
Aleuritolic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.800
Properties
C16H32O5
Molar mass 304.43 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Aleuritic acid, or α-aleuritic acid, is a major ingredient in shellac, constituting about 35% of it. It is used as a starting material in the perfume industry for the preparation of musk aroma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ EPA Registry