Montanic acid

Montanic acid
IUPAC name
Octacosanoic acid
506-48-9 N
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ChEBI CHEBI:31001 YesY
ChemSpider 10038 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.311
PubChem 10470
Molar mass 424.75 g·mol−1
Density 0.8191 g/mL
Melting point 90.9 °C (195.6 °F; 364.0 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Montanic acid is a saturated fatty acid isolated and detected mainly in montan wax. It also occurs in beeswax and Chinese wax. Montanic acid ethylene glycol esters and glycerol esters are used as protective layer on fruit skins and coating on foods. [1]


  1. "Documenta Geigy: Scientific tables" Konrad Diem, C. Lentner; Geigy Pharmaceuticals, sixth edition, 1965.
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