Aleuritic Acid

Civetone is obtained from Aleuritic Acid, and is used for manufacturing of Perfumes. Civetone is fast growing and is very much in demand with perfume manufacturing companies such as France, Italy, Germany, USA etc.

Physical properties
White powder or granuals. Moderately soluble in hot water and in lower alcohol such as methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol.

Chemical properties
Moisture 1% Acid value Melting point 90 to 98 depending upon requirement Molecular weight Specific gravity Chemical indentification 9,10,16 trihydroxy palmitic acid

Uses and Applications
Synthesis of fragrances such as civetone, exaltone, ambrettolide and isoambrettolide. Synthesis of glucose manoaleuritate. The other suggested applications of aleuritic acid are the following:

Glucose manoaleuritate (a non-toxic non-hemolytic water-soluble compound) in medicine as an isocaloric substitute for dietary tripalmitin.

Preparation of plastics with good adhesive properties by the condensation of aleurtic acid with Pithalic andydride and glycerin, rosin etc.

Aleuritic esters for compounding with cellulose esters for the preparation of lacquers, plastics and fibres.


Chemical Structure


Product Description


Salient Properties  Description : White / Cream White
 Specific Gravity (20 C) : 1.114
 Melting Point : 94--110 C
 Molecular Weight : 303-310
 Ash : Nil
 Solubility : Hot water, lower alcohol
Application  1. Glucose Monoaleuritate
 2. Civeton
 3. Dihdrocivetone
 4. Ambrettolite
 5. Plastics with good adhesive properties