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Aleuritic Acid

Aleuritic Acid (9, 10, 16-trihydroxypalmitic acid), obtained from shellac by saponification, is a unique acid containing three hydroxyl groups of which two are of adjacent carbon atoms. Can soluble in hot water moderately and crystallises out on cooling the solution. And soluble in the lower alcohols such as methyl, ethyl and isopropyl alcohols.