Agent Name

Lignoceric acid

CAS Number

557-59-5

Formula

C24-H48-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Tetracosanoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fatty Acids and Fats

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in the seed fat of the Indian tree Adenanthera pavonina and in most natural fats; Obtained from beechwood tar or by distillation of rotten oak wood; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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