Record Information
Creation date2015-10-09 22:31:46 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:31 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000649
FoodDB RecordFDB022822
Chemical Information
Name12-Hydroxydodecanoic acid
Description12-hydroxydodecanoic acid is the substrate of the human glutathione-dependent formaldehyde dehydrogenase (EC1.1.1.1) . The enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of alcohols to aldehydes is a zinc-containing dimeric enzyme responsible for the oxidation of long-chain alcohols and omega-hydroxy fatty acids. (OMIM) The human glutathione-dependent formaldehyde dehydrogenase is unique among the structurally studied members of the alcohol dehydrogenase family in that it follows a random bi kinetic mechanism forming a binary complex, and a ternary complex with NAD+. (PMID 12196016) [HMDB]
CAS Number505-95-3
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Chemical FormulaC12H24O3
IUPAC name12-hydroxydodecanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C12H24O3/c13-11-9-7-5-3-1-2-4-6-8-10-12(14)15/h13H,1-11H2,(H,14,15)
Average Molecular Weight216.3172
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight216.172544634
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as medium-chain hydroxy acids and derivatives. These are hydroxy acids with a 6 to 12 carbon atoms long side chain.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassHydroxy acids and derivatives
Sub ClassMedium-chain hydroxy acids and derivatives
Direct ParentMedium-chain hydroxy acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Medium-chain hydroxy acid
  • Medium-chain fatty acid
  • Hydroxy fatty acid
  • Straight chain fatty acid
  • Fatty acyl
  • Fatty acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxide
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Alcohol
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Primary alcohol
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 100 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
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