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Chemical name 2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecane
Other names norphytane
Chemical formula C19H40
Molecular mass 268.51 g/mol
CAS number [1921-70-6]
Density 0.783 g/cm3
Melting point -100 °C
Boiling point 296 °C
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Pristane is a natural saturated terpenoid alkane obtained primarily from shark liver oil. It is a transparent oily liquid that is immiscible with water, but soluble in diethyl ether, benzene, chloroform and carbon tetrachloride.

It is used as a lubricant, a transformer oil, and an anti-corrosion agent.

Biosynthetically, pristane is derived from phytol.

Pristane was named after Latin pristis, "shark".

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