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Title: 1-Triacontanol
CAS Registry Number: 593-50-0
Additional Names: Melissyl alcohol; myricyl alcohol; 1-hydroxytriacontane
Molecular Formula: C30H62O
Molecular Weight: 438.81
Percent Composition: C 82.11%, H 14.24%, O 3.65%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)28CH2OH
Literature References: Present in plant cuticle waxes and in beeswax as the palmitate. Prepn: Robinson, J. Chem. Soc. 1934, 1545; K. Maruyama et al., J. Org. Chem. 45, 737 (1980). Use as a plant growth regulator: S. K. Ries et al., Science 195, 1339 (1977); S. K. Ries, BE 854587 corresp to US 4150970 (1977, 1979 to Michigan State Univ.). Use of colloidally dispersed triacontanol in plant growth enhancement studies: R. G. Laughlin et al., Science 219, 1219 (1983).
Properties: Crystals. d95 0.777. mp 87°. Practically insol in water; freely sol in benzene, ether; very slightly sol in cold, more sol in hot alcohol.
Melting point: mp 87°
Density: d95 0.777
Use: Plant growth regulator.

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