Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract Seed oil from Leonotis nepetaefolia contains 16% of laballenic [(-)-5,6-octadecadienoic] acid. This is the first example of a natural C18 allene from higher plants. An anomalous result with periodate-permanganate oxidation was found in which glutaric acid, an expected cleavage product, was not detected. Laballenic acid was very stable to alkali.

Authors: Bagby, M. O.; Smith, C. R.; Wolff, I. A.

Journal: The Journal of Organic Chemistry

Year: 1965

Volume: 30

Page: 4227-4229



DOI: 10.1021/jo01023a055

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