1-Octacosanol is an alcohol. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents. They react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water. Oxidizing agents convert them to aldehydes or ketones. Alcohols exhibit both weak acid and weak base behavior. They may initiate the polymerization of isocyanates and epoxides.
Octacosanol is developed from wheat germ, sugar cane, or vegetable waxes.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
white crystals or powder
Recrystallise it from large volumes of Me2CO. Sublime it at 200-250o/1mm instead of distilling it. [Beilstein 2 IV 1318.]
ChEBI: A long-chain primary fatty alcohol that is octacosane in which a hydrogen attached to one of the terminal carbons is replaced by a hydroxy group.
Flash point data for 1-Octacosanol are not available; however, 1-Octacosanol is probably combustible.
White crystalline powder.
A 28-carbon primary fatty alcohol commonly found in the epicuticular waxes of plants. It has shown protective effects against parkonsonism and due to its excellent tolerability and non-toxicity, octacosanol may be a promising agent for PD treatment.