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Record Information
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-12 01:42:42 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 06:31:40 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB40168
Metabolite Identification
Common NameGlycerol 1-(5-hydroxydodecanoate)
DescriptionGlycerol 1-(5-hydroxydodecanoate), also known as 2,3-dihydroxypropyl 5-hydroxylaurate, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty alcohols. These are aliphatic alcohols consisting of a chain of a least six carbon atoms. Glycerol 1-(5-hydroxydodecanoate) is an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa).
Glycerol 1-(5-hydroxydodecanoic acid)Generator
1,2,3-Propanetriol mono(5-hydroxydodecanoate)HMDB
2,3-Dihydroxypropyl 5-hydroxydodecanoateHMDB
2,3-Dihydroxypropyl 5-hydroxylaurateHMDB
5-Hydroxydodecanoic acid, monoester with glycerolHMDB
Dodecanoic acid, 5-hydroxy-, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl esterHMDB
Dodecanoic acid, 5-hydroxy-, monoester with glycerolHMDB
Glycerol 5-hydroxydodecanoateHMDB
Glycerol, mono(5-hydroxydodecanoate)HMDB
Glyceryl 5-hydroxydodecanoateHMDB
Glyceryl mono(5-hydroxydodecanoate)HMDB
2,3-Dihydroxypropyl 5-hydroxydodecanoic acidGenerator
Chemical FormulaC15H30O5
Average Molecular Weight290.3957
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight290.20932407
IUPAC Name2,3-dihydroxypropyl 5-hydroxydodecanoate
Traditional Name2,3-dihydroxypropyl 5-hydroxydodecanoate
CAS Registry Number26446-32-2
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty alcohols. These are aliphatic alcohols consisting of a chain of a least six carbon atoms.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty alcohols
Direct ParentFatty alcohols
Alternative Parents
  • Fatty alcohol
  • 1-acyl-sn-glycerol
  • Monoradylglycerol
  • Monoacylglycerol
  • Fatty acid ester
  • Glycerolipid
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Primary alcohol
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available

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Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.7 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)13.62ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-1.2ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count3ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area86.99 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count14ChemAxon
Refractivity77.37 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability34.7 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (3 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-1093-4190200000-a84e846e0fb3b88372aeSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-0009000000-5b0111d0d94a24dbc7b7Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-0009000000-5b0111d0d94a24dbc7b7Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0bmq-0393000000-30c57096fd55ca40e4bcSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Normal Concentrations
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Abnormal Concentrations
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Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB019877
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID152949
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound175553
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
MarkerDB ID
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
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