Margaric Acid
Title: Margaric Acid
CAS Registry Number: 506-12-7
CAS Name: Heptadecanoic acid
Molecular Formula: C17H34O2
Molecular Weight: 270.45
Percent Composition: C 75.50%, H 12.67%, O 11.83%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)15COOH
Literature References: Prepn: Kaufmann, Stamm, Ber. 91, 2121 (1958); Bhattacharyya et al., Chem. Ind. (London) 1959, 1352; Hünig, Ledle, Ber. 93, 913 (1960). Metabolism: Boyer, Scheig, Lipids 4, 615 (1969). Toxicity study: L. Orö, A. Wretlind, Acta Pharmacol. Toxicol. 18, 141 (1961).
Properties: Crystals from alcohol, mp 61°. d 0.853. bp100 227°. nD60 1.4342. Insol in water. Freely sol in ether; slightly sol in alcohol. LD50 i.v. in mice: 360.3 mg/kg (Orö, Wretlind).
Melting point: mp 61°
Boiling point: bp100 227°
Index of refraction: nD60 1.4342
Density: d 0.853
Toxicity data: LD50 i.v. in mice: 360.3 mg/kg (Orö, Wretlind)

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