Montanic acid
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Octacosanoic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
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UNII
  • InChI=1S/C28H56O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28(29)30/h2-27H2,1H3,(H,29,30) checkY
    Key: UTOPWMOLSKOLTQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N checkY
  • InChI=1/C28H56O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28(29)30/h2-27H2,1H3,(H,29,30)
    Key: UTOPWMOLSKOLTQ-UHFFFAOYAA
  • O=C(O)CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Properties
C28H56O2
Molar mass 424.754 g·mol−1
Density 0.8191 g/mL
Melting point 90.9 °C (195.6 °F; 364.0 K)
Insoluble
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

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] It is known as E number reference E912.

References

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