How do I extract triacontanol (melissyl alcohol) from rice bran wax? I have very little knowledge in chemistry, but can do basic procedures. I don't have a laboratory, just a kitchen. Is it an alcohol? Like, same as ethanol alcohol? Does that mean I can mix rice bran wax with ethanol and isolate the triacontanol? I understand there are other "alcohols" present, but I'm sure you can see my lack of chemistry knowledge through this post. Any information would be greatly appreciated!