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Record Information
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-11 19:22:43 UTC
Update Date2018-03-12 22:07:41 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB34523
Metabolite Identification
Common NameQueretaroic acid
DescriptionQueretaroic acid, also known as queretaroate, is a member of the class of compounds known as triterpenoids. Triterpenoids are terpene molecules containing six isoprene units. Queretaroic acid is practically insoluble (in water) and a weakly acidic compound (based on its pKa). Queretaroic acid can be found in cereals and cereal products and fruits, which makes queretaroic acid a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products. Queretaroic acid is found in cereals and cereal products. Queretaroic acid is a constituent of Chenopodium quinoa (quinoa), Stenocereus thurberi (organ pipe cactus).
SynonymsNot Available
Chemical FormulaC30H48O4
Average Molecular Weight472.6997
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight472.355260024
IUPAC Name10-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2,6a,6b,9,9,12a-hexamethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,8,8a,9,10,11,12,12a,12b,13,14b-icosahydropicene-4a-carboxylic acid
Traditional Name10-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2,6a,6b,9,9,12a-hexamethyl-1,3,4,5,6,7,8,8a,10,11,12,12b,13,14b-tetradecahydropicene-4a-carboxylic acid
CAS Registry Number511-82-0
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as triterpenoids. These are terpene molecules containing six isoprene units.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassPrenol lipids
Sub ClassTriterpenoids
Direct ParentTriterpenoids
Alternative Parents
  • Triterpenoid
  • Cyclic alcohol
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary alcohol
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
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Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting Point345 - 348 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.0032 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.64ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-0.72ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count3ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area77.76 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity135.4 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability55.85 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings5ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-059f-0014900000-e4c4cc7889c2dd670450View in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (3 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00di-1000049000-ebf2031e1ad0333374beView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-0000900000-6ab12dfeea8d967e606dView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4r-0001900000-a8eb7591d0723ddc1dcfView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a59-4149800000-d5932048258cd7ab193aView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-00di-0000900000-c54866b503ba4e7ab68eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0kor-0001900000-f42fcc48adbfd9271859View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0002-1005900000-4be075a08e6b5f3623c6View in MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biofluid LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
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Abnormal Concentrations
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Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB013024
KNApSAcK IDC00031116
Chemspider ID4477681
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound5319375
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
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