Lignoceric acid

Lignoceric acid
IUPAC name
Tetracosanoic acid
Other names
557-59-5 YesY
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ChEMBL ChEMBL1173620 YesY
ChemSpider 10724 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.008.347
KEGG C08320 YesY
PubChem 11197
Molar mass 368.63 g/mol
Melting point 84.2 °C (183.6 °F; 357.3 K)[1]
Related compounds
Related Fatty acids
Behenic acid (C22:0)
Cerotic acid (C26:0)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Lignoceric acid, or tetracosanoic acid, is the saturated fatty acid with formula C23H47COOH. It is found in wood tar, various cerebrosides, and in small amounts in most natural fats. The fatty acids of peanut oil contain small amounts of lignoceric acid (1.1% – 2.2%).[1] This fatty acid is also a byproduct of lignin production.

Reduction of lignoceric acid yields lignoceryl alcohol.

See also


  1. 1 2 "Lexicon of lipid nutrition (IUPAC Technical Report)". Pure and Applied Chemistry. 73 (4): 685–744. 2001. doi:10.1351/pac200173040685.
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