dolichols

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.D01829
A group of @[email protected] derivatives in which \(n\) in the general formula H–[CH2–C(CH3)=CH–CH2]n–OH is greater than 4 and in which the residue that carries the hydroxy group is saturated, i.e. 2,3-dihydropolyprenols.
Note:
The collective term prenol should not be used without qualification to include dolichols since these are derivatives of @[email protected]
Source:
White Book, 2nd ed., p. 255 [Terms] [Book]