Malvalic acid

Malvalic acid
CAS number 503-05-9
PubChem 10416
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Molecular formula C18H32O2
Molar mass 280.44548
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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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.[1] This reactivity could be cause for concern depending on concentration. Hydrogenation of the oil destroys malvalic acid.

See also


  1. ^ Joseph Hornback. "Organic Chemistry", Second Edition (2006), pg 207.

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