(Z)-Docos-13-enoic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

(Z)-Docos-13-enoic Acid Properties

(Z)-Docos-13-enoic Acid

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Erucic acid is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. It has many of the same uses as mineral oils, but with the advantage that it is more readily biodegradable. Its high tolerance to temperature makes it suitable for transmission oil. Its ability to polymerize and dry means it can be - and is - used as a binder for oil paints. It will readily form many organic compounds. Adding this ability to its polymerizing characteristics makes it very suitable for use as organic matrices that need to be polymeric. This makes it especially useful in the manufacture of emulsions to coat photographic films and papers. A complex cocktail of many different erucic acid compounds is commonly used in color film. It is widely used to produce emollients, especially for skin and healthcare products. Like other fatty acids, it gets converted into surfactants.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Waxy Solid
Boiling Point 381.5 °C
CAS Number 112-86-7
ChEBI 28792
Density 0.860 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-011-3
IUPAC Name (Z)-Docos-13-enoic acid
InChI 1S/C22H42O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22(23)24/h9-10H,2-8,11-21H2,1H3,(H,23,24)/b10-9-
Melting Point 33.8 °C
Molar Mass 338.57 g/mol
Molecular Formula C22H42O2
RTECS Number JR1280000
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms 13-Docosenoic Acid, (13Z)-;13-Docosenoic Acid, (Z)-;(13Z)-Docosenoic Acid;(Z)-13-Docosenoic Acid;13(Z)-Docosenoic Acid;13-cis-Docosenoic Acid;Hystrene 2290;Nouracid RE 07;cis-13-Docosenoic Acid;cis-13-Erucic Acid;D13-cis-Docosenoic Acid;Erucic Acid