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Record Information
StatusDetected but not Quantified
Creation Date2014-10-08 15:56:14 UTC
Update Date2019-02-11 23:59:44 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB61868
Metabolite Identification
Common NameOctacosane
DescriptionOctacosane 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 FormulaC28H58
Average Molecular Weight394.7601
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight394.453851856
IUPAC Nameoctacosane
Traditional Nameoctacosane
CAS Registry Number630-02-4
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 Solubility4.1e-06 g/LALOGPS
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area0 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count25ChemAxon
Refractivity130.63 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability59.11 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-9300000000-6f834d3fb913909599bcJSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0abc-9200000000-7294b41f42fa63d08323JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0abc-9100000000-d9a900e46caef0fb3accJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-000g-9764000000-438f44ef85b0cfff7fd1JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0002-0009000000-d54cf1f89ae1c31e6a80JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0002-3459000000-1d38737926e6c162f75eJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-052f-8696000000-e45d060ebbeab0d3c4a4JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0006-0009000000-41372297cfac9ef7bf7fJSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0006-0009000000-a35742fc1110ca3a7807JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-002f-4469000000-6cb1b47c0fde58d55c47JSpectraViewer | MoNA
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-0a4l-9200000000-4209a38827bd85c5744fJSpectraViewer | MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
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 IDFDB001869
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID11902
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDCPD-9765
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkHigher alkanes
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound12408
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID32943
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
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