Farnesal, mixture of isomers


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biological source




refractive index

n20/D >1.4920 (lit.)


126-129 °C/3.5 mmHg (lit.)


0.909 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

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Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

113 °C

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W R Tschantz et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 276(4), 2321-2324 (2000-11-18)
Prenylated proteins contain either a 15-carbon farnesyl or a 20-carbon geranylgeranyl isoprenoid covalently attached via a thioether bond to a cysteine residue at or near their C terminus. As prenylated proteins comprise up to 2% of the total protein in...
Grace Jones et al.
The FEBS journal, 273(21), 4983-4996 (2006-10-27)
The in vivo ligand-binding function and ligand-binding activity of the Drosophila melanogaster retinoid-X receptor (RXR) ortholog, ultraspiracle, toward natural farnesoid products of the ring gland were assessed. Using an equilibrium fluorescence-binding assay, farnesoid products in the juvenile hormone (JH) biosynthesis...

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