15-Hydroxypentadecanoic acid


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15-Hydroxypentadecanoic acid undergoes lactonization reaction catalyzed by Mucor javanicus L46 and Mucor miehei to afford macrocyclic mono- and oligolactone derivatives. Its lipase-catalyzed synthesis from 15-tetracosenoic acid in Malania Olcifera Chum oil has been proposed. It also participates in the biosynthesis of pentadecanolide.
15-Hydroxypentadecanoic acid is an ω-hydroxy acid. One of the method reported for its synthesis is from 1,12-dodecanolide. It is reported to be one of the bioactive component in Tagetes erecta L. leaf and flower extract.


15-Hydroxypentadecanoic acid is suitable reagent used in the following studies:
  • As an internal standard in the quantification of formation of 11-hydroxylauric acid by gas chromatography.
  • In the synthesis of [16-14C]16DCA (DCA= dicarboxylic acid) by one-carbon elongation procedure at C15.
  • As an internal standard for the normalization of intensities in the mass spectra of plant cutin polymer.
It may be used in the synthesis of 5-pentadecanolide on dealuminated HY zeolite and also fatty acid analog of podophyllotoxin.


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Sacha Ferdinandusse et al.
Journal of lipid research, 45(6), 1104-1111 (2004-04-03)
Dicarboxylic acids (DCAs) are omega-oxidation products of monocarboxylic acids. After activation by a dicarboxylyl-CoA synthetase, the dicarboxylyl-CoA esters are shortened via beta-oxidation. Although it has been studied extensively where this beta-oxidation process takes place, the intracellular site of DCA oxidation...
Jamal Mustafa et al.
Lipids, 39(2), 167-172 (2004-05-12)
Derivatives of podophyllotoxin were prepared by coupling 10 FA with the C4-alpha-hydroxy function of podophyllotoxin. The coupling reactions between FA and podophyllotoxin were carried out by dicyclohexylcarbodiimide in the presence of a catalytic amount of dimethylaminopyridine to produce quantitative yields...
Enzymatic lactonization of 15-hydroxypentadecanoic and 16-hydroxyhexadecanoic acids to macrocyclic lactones.
Antczak U, et al.
Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 13(7), 589-593 (1991)
Lipase catalyzed synthesis of pentadecanolide from 15-hydroxypentadecanoic acid.
Pan XB, et al.
Chinese Journal of Applied Chemistry / Ying Yong Hua Xue, 21(8), 850-852 (2004)
Zeolite-catalyzed macrolactonization of Ookoshi T and Onaka M. ω-hydroxyalkanoic acids in a highly concentrated solution.
Ookoshi T and Onaka M.
Tetrahedron Letters, 39(3), 293-296 (1998)

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