Octacosanol
Title: Octacosanol
CAS Registry Number: 557-61-9
CAS Name: 1-Octacosanol
Additional Names: n-octacosanol; octacosyl alcohol
Molecular Formula: C28H58O
Molecular Weight: 410.76
Percent Composition: C 81.87%, H 14.23%, O 3.90%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)26CH2OH
Literature References: Constituent of vegetable waxes. Isoln from the wax found on green blades of wheat: Pollard et al., Biochem. J. 27, 1889 (1933); from carnauba wax: Koonce, Brown, Oil Soap (Chicago) 21, 231 (1944). Synthesis starting with behenic acid: Bleyberg, Ulrich, Ber. 64, 2504 (1931); Francis et al., Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A 158, 691 (1937).
Properties: Crystals from much acetone, mp 83.4°. Insol in water. Sol in carbon disulfide, other fat solvents, oils.
Melting point: mp 83.4°

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