Hopane

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Hopane[1]
Hopane.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Hopane
Other names
A'-Neogammacerane
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C30H52
Molar mass 412.746 g·mol−1
Density 0.952 g/ml
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Hopane is a natural chemical compound classified as a triterpene. It forms the central core of a variety of other chemical compounds which are collectively known as hopanoids. The first compound of the hopane family to be isolated and charaterised was hydroxyhopanone, found in dammar resin.[2] The name derives from Hopea, a tree genus from which dammar is obtained.

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  1. ^ Hopane Archived 2011-06-09 at the Wayback Machine, IUPAC Recommendations 1999, Revised Section F: Natural Products and Related Compounds
  2. ^ Mills J.S.; Werner A.E.A. (1955). "The Chemistry of Dammar Resin". Journal of the Chemical Society: 3132–40. doi:10.1039/jr9550003132.