3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||408.80 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||White, opaque, waxy crystals|
|Density||0.8083 g cm−3|
|Melting point||62 to 66 °C; 143 to 151 °F; 335 to 339 K|
|Boiling point||440.9 °C; 825.5 °F; 714.0 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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Nonacosane occurs naturally and has been reported to be a component of a pheromone of Orgyia leucostigma, and evidence suggests it plays a role in the chemical communication of several insects, including the female Anopheles stephensi (a mosquito).
Nonacosane has also been identified within several essential oils. It can also be prepared synthetically.
- "nonacosane - Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 16 September 2004. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- Pheromone identification
- Brei B, Edman JD, Gerade B, Clark JM (2004). "Relative abundance of two cuticular hydrocarbons indicates whether a mosquito is old enough to transmit malaria parasites". J. Med. Entomol. 41 (4): 807–9. PMID 15311480. doi:10.1603/0022-2585-41.4.807.
- Bentley, H.R.; Henry, J.A.; Irvine, D.S.; Mukerji, D. & Spring, F.S. (1955). "Triterpenoids. Part XXXII. cyclolaudenol, a triterpenoid alcohol from opium". J. Chem. Soc.: 596–602. doi:10.1039/jr9550000596.