Chemistry

Lipids (continued)


Cerides are esters of higher fatty acids with higher alcohols.

The waxes may be vegetable, such as carnauba wax, or it may be animal wax, such as beeswax.

Some cerids:

Ç15H31 - COOC26H53 ceryl palmitate (carnauba wax)

Ç25H51 - COOC15H31 cetyl cerotate (beeswax)

The cerids can be classified as simple lipids and can be produced by both animals and vegetables, being generally called waxes.