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Substance Name: Policosanol
RN: 142583-61-7

Note

  • Aliphatic primary fatty alcohols 24-34 carbons long extracted from sugarcane (SACCHARUM) and SORGHUM, including 1-octacosanol (C28, 63%), 1-triacontanol (C30, 12.6%), hexacosanol (6.2%), 1-tetracosanol, 1-heptacosanol, 1-nonacosanol, 1-dotriacontanol, 1-tetratriacontanol.

Molecular Formula

  • C2-H6-O(C-H2)n-

Molecular Weight

  • 60.0952
 

Classification Codes

  • Anticholesteremic Agents
  • Antimetabolites
  • Hematologic Agents
  • Hypolipidemic Agents
  • Lipid Regulating Agents
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Policosanol

Synonyms

  • Ateromixol
  • CCRIS 7209
  • Policosanol
  • Policosanol (from rice wax) (oryza sp.)

Systematic Name

  • Policosanol

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 142583-61-7

System Generated Number

  • 0142583617

Structure Descriptors

Smiles

C(CO)C

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
rat LD50 oral > 5gm/kg (5000mg/kg)   Toxicology Letters. Vol. (Suppl), Pg. 248, 1992.