Elenolic acid

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Elenolic acid
Elenolic acid
IUPAC name
2-[(2S,3S,4S)-3-formyl-5-methoxycarbonyl-2-methyl-3, 4-dihydro-2H-pyran-4-yl]acetic acid
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 242.227 g·mol−1
Density 1.308 g/mL
Boiling point 408.9 °C (768.0 °F; 682.0 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Elenolic acid is a component of olive oil and olive leaf extract. It can be considered as a marker for maturation of olives.[1]

Oleuropein, a chemical compound found in olive leaf from the olive tree, together with other closely related compounds such as 10-hydroxyoleuropein, ligstroside and 10-hydroxyligstroside, are tyrosol esters of elenolic acid.


  1. ^ Esti, M; Cinquanta, L; La Notte, E (1998). "Phenolic Compounds in Different Olive Varieties". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 46 (1): 32–35. doi:10.1021/jf970391. PMID 10554192.