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Record Information
StatusDetected but not Quantified
Creation Date2014-10-08 15:56:11 UTC
Update Date2019-02-11 23:59:41 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB61866
Metabolite Identification
Common NameTricosane
DescriptionTricosane belongs to the class of organic compounds known as acyclic alkanes. These are acyclic hydrocarbons consisting only of n carbon atoms and m hydrogen atoms where m=2*n + 2.
Chemical FormulaC23H48
Average Molecular Weight324.6272
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight324.375601536
IUPAC Nametricosane
Traditional Nametricosane
CAS Registry Number638-67-5
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as acyclic alkanes. These are acyclic hydrocarbons consisting only of n carbon atoms and m hydrogen atoms where m=2*n + 2.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassHydrocarbons
Sub ClassAcyclic alkanes
Direct ParentAcyclic alkanes
Alternative ParentsNot Available
  • Acyclic alkane
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors

Biological location:

Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility5.0e-06 g/LALOGPS
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area0 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count20ChemAxon
Refractivity107.63 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability48.38 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dr-9200000000-6ce67e956bf5dac601a3JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9000000000-57d59760fb19a88b8aaeJSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0a4l-9000000000-b55658471f93057544d6JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-000g-8960000000-7d2c02ef4beea8e4c599JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-004i-0019000000-21194b8f6f55536b6e3bJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-004i-6779000000-bb139f49b93ab35c2a4aJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0006-9370000000-867d3736d944d5f7a245JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-00di-0009000000-6748472bcf5ce294c17aJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-00di-0009000000-cbe2cd4618d19fec9134JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0abc-4894000000-b21c5571f5fc02205846JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biospecimen Locations
  • Saliva
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Normal Concentrations
SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB006457
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID12017
KEGG Compound IDC17433
BioCyc IDCPD-7947
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkHigher alkanes
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound12534
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID32934
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
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