3-PENTADECYLCATECHOL Chemical Properties
- Melting point:
- Boiling point:
- 419.39°C (rough estimate)
- 0.9461 (rough estimate)
- refractive index
- 1.5100 (estimate)
3-PENTADECYLCATECHOL Usage And Synthesis
Pentadecylcatechol belongs to the urushiols and is the main allergen of the Anacardiaceae poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) and of Poison oak (Toxicodendron diversiloba, Rhus diversiloba).
Urushiol is a generic name that indicates a mixture of several close alkylcatechols contained in the sap of the Anacardiaceae family such as Toxicodendron radicans Kuntze (poison ivy) or Anacardium occidentale L. (cashew nut tree). The R-side chain generally includes 13, 15, or 17 carbons. A urushiol with a C15 side chain is named pentadecylcatechol (a term sometimes employed in medical literature for poison ivy urushiol), and a urushiol with a C17 side chain is a heptadecylcatechol (mostly encountered in poison oak urushiol).