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Phytol



Phytol
Chemical name (2E,7R,11R)-3,7,11,15-
tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol
Chemical formula C20H40O
Molecular mass 296.54 g/mol
CAS number 7541-49-3
Density 0.850 g/cm3
Melting point  ? °C
Boiling point 203-204 °C at 10 mmHg
SMILES CC(C)CCC[C@@H](C)CCC
[C@@H](C)CCCC(\C)=C\CO
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Phytol is a natural linear diterpene alcohol which is used in the preparation of vitamins E and K1. It is also a decomposition product of chlorophyll. It is an oily liquid that is nearly insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents.

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