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Methyl 2-hydroxytetracosanoate

CATALOG # 1716


  • Catalog #:1716
  • Scientific Name:Methyl 2-hydroxytetracosanoate
  • Common Name:Methyl 2-hydroxylignocerate; 2-Hydroxy C24:0 methyl ester
  • Empirical Formula:C25H50O3
  • CAS#2433-95-6
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  • Data Sheet:View Data Sheet
  • Formula Weight:399
  • Unit:5 mg
  • Solvent:none
  • Source:synthetic
  • Purity:98+%
  • Analytical Methods:TLC, GC
  • Melting Point:77-80°C
  • Solubility:chloroform, ethyl ether
  • Physical Appearance:solid
  • Storage:-20°C
  • Dry Ice:No
  • Hazardous:No


Application Notes:

alpha-Hydroxy very long chain fatty acids are abundant in nervous tissues and are components of cerebrosides and sulfatides, which are mostly found in myelin of nervous tissues. 2-Hydroxytetracosanoic acid, which is unique to nervous tissues, is formed by the oxidation of tetracosanoic acid by the enzyme fatty acid 2-hydroxylase. This enzyme is also responsible for the formation of 2-hydroxy galactolipids in the peripheral nervous system.1 lpha-Oxidation of 2-hydroxytetracosanoic acid to CO2 and tricosanoic acid occurs in the peroxisome and is unique from the lpha-oxidation of beta-carbon branched fatty acids such as phytanic acid. Cells from Zellweger syndrome and peroxisome-deficient cells are unable to undergo lphaoxidation although patients with other peroxisomal disorders such as X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, Refsum disease, and rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata were able.2 2-Hydroxytetracosanoic acid is undergoing much research and various methods of analysis are being investigated.3

1. E. Maldonado et al. “FA2H is responsible for the formation of 2-hydroxy galactolipids in peripheral nervous system myelin” Journal of Lipid Research, Vol. 49 pp. 153-161, 2008
2. R. Sandhir, M. Khan, and I. Singh “Identification of the Pathway of -Oxidation of Cerebronic Acid in Peroxisomes” Lipids, Vol. 35(10) pp. 1127-1133, 2000
3. N. Alderson, M.Walla, and H. Hama “A novel method for the measurement of in vitro fatty acid 2-hydroxylase activity by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry” Journal of Lipid Research, Vol. 46 pp. 1569-1579, 2005
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