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Title: 1-Hexacosanol  
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Subject: Fatty alcohols, Alcohols, 2-Methyl-2-pentanol, 1-Decanol, 1-Octacosanol
Collection: Alkanols, Fatty Alcohols, Primary Alcohols
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CAS number  N
ChemSpider  YesY
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Molecular formula C26H54O
Molar mass 382.71 g mol−1
Melting point 79 to 81 °C (174 to 178 °F; 352 to 354 K)
Boiling point 240 °C (464 °F; 513 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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1-Hexacosanol is a saturated primary fatty alcohol with a carbon chain length of 26 that is a white waxy solid at room temperature. It is freely soluble in chloroform and insoluble in water. It occurs naturally in the epicuticular wax and plant cuticle of many plant species.[1]


  1. ^ Baker, EA (1982) Chemistry and morphology of plant epicuticular waxes. In: The Plant Cuticle(eds DJ Cutler, KL Alvin, and CE Price), Academic Press, London, pp. 139-165
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