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Substance Name: Phytanic acid
RN: 14721-66-5
UNII: 8OYE5TF5VL
InChIKey: RLCKHJSFHOZMDR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • A 20-carbon branched chain fatty acid. In phytanic acid storage disease (REFSUM DISEASE) this lipid may comprise as much as 30% of the total fatty acids of the plasma. This is due to a phytanic acid alpha-hydroxylase deficiency.

Molecular Formula

  • C20-H40-O2

Molecular Weight

  • 312.534
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Phytanic acid

MeSH Heading

  • Phytanic acid

Synonyms

  • 3,7,11,15-Tetramethylhexadecanoic acid
  • NSC 108698
  • Phytanate
  • Phytanic acid
  • UNII-8OYE5TF5VL

Systematic Name

  • Hexadecanoic acid, 3,7,11,15-tetramethyl- (8CI)(9CI)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 14721-66-5

FDA UNII

  • 8OYE5TF5VL

System Generated Number

  • 0014721665

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C20H40O2/c1-16(2)9-6-10-17(3)11-7-12-18(4)13-8-14-19(5)15-20(21)22/h16-19H,6-15H2,1-5H3,(H,21,22)

InChIKey

RLCKHJSFHOZMDR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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C([C@@H](CCC[C@@H](CCCC(C)C)C)C)CC[C@@H](CC(O)=O)C