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Record Information
Version1.0
Creation Date2016-09-30 22:39:00 UTC
Update Date2020-06-04 19:29:40 UTC
MCDB ID BMDB0000947
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • BMDB00947
Metabolite Identification
Common NameUndecanoic acid
DescriptionUndecanoic acid, also known as N-undecylic acid or N-undecanoate, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as medium-chain fatty acids. These are fatty acids with an aliphatic tail that contains between 4 and 12 carbon atoms. Undecanoic acid exists as a solid, very hydrophobic, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral molecule. Undecanoic acid exists in all eukaryotes, ranging from yeast to humans. Undecanoic acid is a potentially toxic compound.
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
1-Decanecarboxylic acidChEBI
CH3-[CH2]9-COOHChEBI
Hendecanoic acidChEBI
N-Undecanoic acidChEBI
N-Undecoic acidChEBI
N-Undecylic acidChEBI
UDAChEBI
Undecoic acidChEBI
Undecylic acidChEBI
UndekansaeureChEBI
1-DecanecarboxylateGenerator
HendecanoateGenerator
N-UndecanoateGenerator
N-UndecoateGenerator
N-UndecylateGenerator
UndecoateGenerator
UndecylateGenerator
UndecanoateGenerator
1N-Undecoic acidHMDB
FA(11:0)HMDB
Undecanoic acidMeSH
Chemical FormulaC11H22O2
Average Molecular Weight186.2912
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight186.161979948
IUPAC NameNot Available
Traditional NameNot Available
CAS Registry Number112-37-8
SMILESNot Available
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C11H22O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11(12)13/h2-10H2,1H3,(H,12,13)
InChI KeyZDPHROOEEOARMN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as medium-chain fatty acids. These are fatty acids with an aliphatic tail that contains between 4 and 12 carbon atoms.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acids and conjugates
Direct ParentMedium-chain fatty acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Medium-chain fatty acid
  • Straight chain fatty acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point28.6 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility0.052 mg/mLNot Available
LogP4.42SANGSTER (1993)
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Concentrations
StatusValueReferenceDetails
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected and Quantified0.38 +/- 0.01 uMFree fatty acid details
Detected and Quantified0.51 +/- 0.01 uMFree fatty acid details
Detected and Quantified0.516 +/- 0.014 uMFree fatty acid details
Detected and Quantified0.45 +/- 0.02 uMFree fatty acid details
HMDB IDHMDB0000947
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB000700
KNApSAcK IDC00007421
Chemspider ID7888
KEGG Compound IDC17715
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkUndecylic_acid
METLIN ID5894
PubChem Compound8180
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID32368
References
Synthesis ReferenceSchreyer, Gerd; Schwarze, Werner; Weigert, Wolfgang. Carboxylic acids by oxidation of vicinal diols. Ger. Offen. (1972), 10 pp.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
  1. Jensen RG: The composition of bovine milk lipids: January 1995 to December 2000. J Dairy Sci. 2002 Feb;85(2):295-350. doi: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(02)74079-4. [PubMed:11913692 ]
  2. GARTON GA: THE COMPOSITION AND BIOSYNTHESIS OF MILK LIPIDS. J Lipid Res. 1963 Jul;4:237-54. [PubMed:14168161 ]
  3. Keenan TW, Morre DJ, Olson DE, Yunghans WN, Patton S: Biochemical and morphological comparison of plasma membrane and milk fat globule membrane from bovine mammary gland. J Cell Biol. 1970 Jan;44(1):80-93. [PubMed:5409465 ]
  4. Glasser F, Ferlay A, Chilliard Y: Oilseed lipid supplements and fatty acid composition of cow milk: a meta-analysis. J Dairy Sci. 2008 Dec;91(12):4687-703. doi: 10.3168/jds.2008-0987. [PubMed:19038946 ]