Aleuritic Acid

Aleuritic Acid (9, 10, 16-trihydroxypalmitic acid), obtained from shellac by Saponification, is a unique acid containing three hydroxyl groups of which two are of adjacent carbon atoms.

Technical grade Aleuritic Acid (purity 99%) is a slight yellow and almost odorless solid . There is a continuous growing demand of aleuritic acid in the fields of perfumery and pharmaceuticals due to its being an excellent starting material for the synthesis of civetone, Ambrettolide, isoambrettolide etc, which have the musk like odor Civetone.

Civetone is obtained from Shellac Aleuritic Acid, and is used for manufacturing of Perfumes. Civetone is fast growing and is very much in demand with perfume manufacturing companies such as France, Italy, Germany, USA etc.

Physical properties

  • White powder or granules
  • Moderately soluble in hot water and in lower alcohol such as methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol.

CAS: 533-87-9
EINECS: 208-578-8
HS.CODE: 291521
Molecular Formula: C16H32O5
Molecular Weight: 303~310


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Specification of Aleuritic Acid

Acid Value 168-178
Melting Point 96±1ºC
Molecular Weight Approx 304
Specific Gravity 1.114
Moisture 1% max
Appearance White Powder
Appearance in Alcohol Clear

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