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3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||396.69 g/mol|
|Appearance||Crystalline beige solid|
|Density||0.8198 g/cm3 (100 °C)|
|Melting point||87.7 °C (189.9 °F; 360.8 K)|
|Boiling point||250 °C (482 °F; 523 K)|
|Solubility||soluble in ethanol, ether, chloroform, CS2, turpentine|
Refractive index (nD)
|1.4301 (100 °C)|
|Flash point||> 110°C|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Cerotic acid, or hexacosanoic acid, is a 26-carbon long-chain saturated fatty acid with the chemical formula CH3(CH2)24COOH. It is most commonly found in beeswax and carnauba wax, and is a white crystalline solid.
Cerotic acid is also a type of very long chain fatty acid that is often associated with the disease adrenoleukodystrophy, which involves the excessive saturation of unmetabolized fatty acid chains, including cerotic acid, in the peroxisome. [In the chem box it is shown folded only because of lack of space. In fact, it is a straight-chain, saturated fatty acid.]
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