Aleuritic Acid

Aleuritic Acid is the straight-chain fatty acid part of lac resin, which generally accounts for 20% – 30%. It is obtained by saponification of shellac and soluble in low alcohols such as methyl, ethyl or isopropyl alcohol. It can be used to synthesize dihydroxyacetone and glucose laurate monoester. And it has good bonding ability to plastics.

Substance Identification

Synonyms (±)-Erythro-Aleuritic Acid
CAS 6949-98-0, 533-87-9
EINECS 208-578-8
HS.CODE 291719
Molecular Formula C16H32O5
Moleclar Weight 304.42

Application & Uses

  • mainly used in the perfumery industry as a starting material for the preparation of macrocyclic "musk" aroma compounds
  • used as medicinal and bioactive compounds.
  • used in synthesis of dihydroxyacetone, ambrettolide, civeton and Glucose Laurate, etc
  • used as raw materials of prostaglandin
  • used as aerospace Materials
  • used as plastics with good adhesive properties
  • proposed as substitute for alpha-hydroxy acid, which are widely used in skin care formulations, such as sun protection lotions/creams, anti-aging preparations, anti-wrinkle preparations.

Features & Benefits

  • Soluble in hot water, methanol, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol,
  • Insoluble in cold water, ether, petroleum ether carbon disulfide.

Sales Specification

Content, % ≥95
Solubility soluble in alcohol
Ignition Residue (as sulphate), % ≤0.1


  • Fiber Drum, 25kg net each

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