|Preferred IUPAC name
n-Octacosanol; Octacosyl alcohol; Octanosol; Montanyl alcohol; Cluytyl alcohol
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||410.771 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||83 °C (181 °F; 356 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
1-Octacosanol[pronunciation?] (also known as n-octacosanol, octacosyl alcohol, cluytyl[pronunciation?] alcohol, montanyl[pronunciation?] alcohol) is a straight-chain aliphatic 28-carbon primary fatty alcohol that is common in the epicuticular waxes of plants, including the leaves of many species of Eucalyptus, of most forage and cereal grasses, of Acacia, Trifolium, Pisum and many other legume genera among many others, sometimes as the major wax constituent. Octacosanol also occurs in wheat germ.
Octacosanol is the main component in the mixture policosanol. Octacosanol has been subject to preliminary study for its potential benefit for patients with Parkinson's disease. Studies have also found that octacosanol may inhibit the production of cholesterol. In mice, octacosanol reduces stress and restores stress-affected sleep back to normal.
isolated from wheat germ oil or other plants