Agent Name

DL-erythro-Aleuritic acid

CAS Number

533-87-9

Formula

C16-H32-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Aleuritic acid (alpha); (+-)-erythro-Aleuritic acid; Aleuritic acid, tech.; DL-erythro-9,10,16-Trihydroxyhexadecanoic acid; alpha-Aleuritic acid; Hexadecanoic acid, 9,10,16-trihydroxy-, erythro-, DL-; Synthetic aleuritic acid; Hexadecanoic acid, 9,10,16-trihydroxy-, (9R,10S)-rel-; Hexadecanoic acid, 9,10,16-trihydroxy-, (R*,S*)-(+-)-; Hexadecanoic acid, 9,10,16-trihydroxy-, (theta,S)-(+/-)-; [ChemIDplus] rel-(9R,10S)-9,10,16-Trihydroxyhexadecanoic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Component acid in shellac that naturally occurs as mixture of the theo-isomers; Used as a starting material for fragrance compounds and in skin care formulations; [Merck Index]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 178 mg/kg; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Shellac."

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