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W283215

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Palmitic acid

natural, 98%, FG

Synonym(s):
1-Pentadecanecarboxylic acid, C16:0, Cetylic acid, Hexadecanoic acid, NSC 5030, PamOH
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)14COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
256.42
FEMA Number:
2832
Beilstein:
607489
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
14
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
8.014
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

FG
Fragrance grade
Halal
Kosher
natural

Quality Level

Agency

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 172.210
FDA 21 CFR 172.860
FDA 21 CFR 173.340

vapor pressure

10 mmHg ( 210 °C)

assay

98%

form

crystals or chunks

bp

271.5 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)

mp

61-62.5 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: 0.00005 g/L at 20 °C

density

0.852 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

cation traces

As: ≤3 ppm
Cd: ≤1 ppm
Hg: ≤1 ppm
Pb: ≤10 ppm

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

Organoleptic

faint; fatty

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C16H32O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16(17)18/h2-15H2,1H3,(H,17,18)

InChI key

IPCSVZSSVZVIGE-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Palmitic acid is the main constituent of human milk fatty acids. It is also found in sea weeds and air-dried fruit of Cornus officinalis.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle
10 kg in fiber drum

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

113 °C

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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