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IUPAC name 2,6,10,14-tetramethylhexadecane
CAS number 638-36-8
PubChem 12523
InChI InChI=Click edit to see
Molecular formula C20H42
Molar mass 282.55
Density 0.791 g/mL at 20 °C
Boiling point

69-71 °C (0.001 Torr)

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Phytane is a diterpenoid alkane. In contrast to pristane, which is formed from the decarboxylation of phytol, it has one extra carbon.

Phytene is the unsaturated version of phytane. Phytene is also found as the functional group phytyl in many organic molecules of biological importance such as chlorophyll, tocopherol (Vitamin E) and phylloquinone (Vitamin K2). Phytene's corresponding alcohol is phytol.

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