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Malvalic acid

Malvalic acid
IUPAC name 7-(2-octyl-1-cyclopropenyl)heptanoic acid
CAS number 503-05-9
PubChem 10416
Molecular formula C18H32O2
Molar mass 280.44548
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Malvalic acid is a cyclopropenic fatty acid found in cottonseed oil. The cyclopropene ring is thought to be one of the causes of abnormalities that develop in animals that ingest cottonseed oil.[1] This reactivity could be cause for concern depending on concentration. Reports that hydrogenation of the oil destroys malvalic acid are common.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ Joseph Hornback. "Organic Chemistry", Second Edition (2006), pg 207.
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