Malvalic acid Identifiers CAS number PubChem Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C18H32O2 Molar mass 280.44548 (what is: /?)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Malvalic acid is a cyclopropenic fatty acid found in cottonseed oil. The cyclopropene ring is thought to be one of the causes of abnormalities that develop in animals that ingest cottonseed oil. This reactivity could be cause for concern depending on concentration. Hydrogenation of the oil destroys malvalic acid.
- ^ Joseph Hornback. "Organic Chemistry", Second Edition (2006), pg 207.
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