Melissic acid

Melissic acid

Melissic acid
Identifiers
CAS number 506-50-3 YesY
PubChem 10471
ChemSpider 10039
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Properties
Molecular formula C30H60O2
Molar mass 452.46 g/mol
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Melissic acid (or triacontanoic acid) is a saturated fatty acid.

Etymology

Melissic acid gets its name from the Greek word melissa meaning bee, owing to its abundance in the nectar of the flowers which attract bees.

Synthesis

n-Triacontanoic acid was synthesized by Bleyberg and Ulrich (1931) and by G.M. Robinson.[1]

Self-assembly

Triacontanoic acid and triacontanamide (CH3(CH2)28-CONHI) can be self-assembled.[2]

See also

References

External links

  • Melissic acid at the Nature Lipidomics Gateway