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Octacosanol /Policosanol

Product name: Octacosanol
Chemical Name: Octacosanol /Policosanol
CAS: 557-61-9
Synonym:Montanyl alcohol; Octacosyl alcohol; Cluytyl alcohol
Appearance : white powder
specification: 5-90%(GC)
Molecular Weight : 410.5
Molecular Formula : C28H58O
Melting Point :80-83ºC
Fatty acid(mgkOH/g) : < 1.5
Solubility: Easily soluble in ether,chlorofrom, methanol,ethanol,acetone etc.
Usage: Pharmaceuticals, healthcares,and cosmetics
 Octacosanol /Policosanol



Policosanol (also Montanylalcohol,  Policosanol, Koranylalcohol) is a a mixture of a few fatty alcohols derived from the waxes of such plants as rice bran and sugar cane, as well as beeswax.It contains about 60% octacosanol, followed by triacontanol. There is a much lower concentration of several other fatty alcohols: behenyl alcohol, lignoceryl alcohol, ceryl alcohol, 1-heptacosanol, 1-nonacosanol, 1-dotriacontanol, and geddyl alcohol. It is used as a nutritional supplement intended to lower LDL cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) and increase HDL cholesterol ("good" or "healthy" cholesterol) and to help prevent atherosclerosis, though some studies have raised questions about the effectiveness of policosanol.


1.Octacosanol can bring potential accessorial therapeutic benefit to atherosclerotic damages.

2.Octacosanol has the obviously anti-weary effect, already demonstrating the unique charm in the food industry, the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industry as well as the correlative industry.

3.Octacosanol lowers endothelial counts in the serum of spontaneous hypertensive rats with endothelial damages induced by citrate, and rabbit with such damages caused by operation instruments.

4.Octacosanol different with other lipid reducing drugs such as Lovastatin, policosanol inhibits the cholesterol biosynthesis during the consumption of acetic acid and occurrence of mevalonic acid, but not to carry out the direct inhibition to HMG-CoA, the key enzyme of cholesterol biosynthesis.


1.  Applied in food field;

2.  Applied in health product field;

3. Applied in Pharmaceutical field ;

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