Cerotic acid

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Cerotic acid
Cerotic acid.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Hexacosanoic acid
Identifiers
506-46-7 N
ChemSpider 10037 N
EC Number 208-040-2
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PubChem 10469
Properties
C26H52O2
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)
negligible
Solubility soluble in ethanol, ether, chloroform, CS2, turpentine
1.4301 (100 °C)
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 0: Exposure under fire conditions would offer no hazard beyond that of ordinary combustible material. E.g., sodium chloride Reactivity (yellow): no hazard code Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
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.

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