Wool wax hydrocarbons: A review

  • K. Motiuk


A review of the literature on wool wax hydrocarbons reveals that the hydrocarbons represent about 0.5% of wool wax and that they consist of a large number of normal and branched homologs. This, in turn, shows a structural similarity between the hydrocarbons and the wool wax acids or wool wax aliphatic alcohols: all three materials contain normal, iso and anteiso series. The wool wax hydrocarbons also contain highly branched alkanes as well as cycloalkanes.


Hydrocarbon Pristane Cycloalkanes Hydrocarbon Fraction Total Hydrocarbon 
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© American Oil Chemists’ Society 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Motiuk
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  1. 1.Amerchol CorporationAffiliate of CPC International Inc.Edison

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