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Palmitic acid

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
NSC 5030, Cetylic acid, 1-Pentadecanecarboxylic acid, Hexadecanoic acid, PamOH, C16:0
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)14COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
256.42
Beilstein:
607489
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor pressure

10 mmHg ( 210 °C)

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

bp

271.5 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)

mp

61-62.5 °C (lit.)

density

0.852 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

functional group

carboxylic acid

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

room temp

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 abundantly present in palm oil.

Application

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.
Palmitic acid may be used as a standard in the detection of very long chain fatty acids and ether lipid derivatives in the fibroblasts and in the plasma of patients suffering from peroxisomal diseases by using liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry(LC-MS).

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

113 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Impact of myristic acid versus palmitic acid on serum lipid and lipoprotein levels in healthy women and men
Zock LP, et al.
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 14(4), 567-575 (1994)
Detection of unusual very-long-chain fatty acid and ether lipid derivatives in the fibroblasts and plasma of patients with peroxisomal diseases using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
Takashima S, et al.
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 120(3), 255-268 (2017)
Sanja Blaskovic et al.
The FEBS journal, 280(12), 2766-2774 (2013-04-05)
S-palmitoylation is post-translational modification, which consists in the addition of a C16 acyl chain to cytosolic cysteines and which is unique amongst lipid modifications in that it is reversible. It can thus, like phosphorylation or ubiquitination, act as a switch.
Jonas Sieber et al.
The American journal of pathology, 183(3), 735-744 (2013-07-23)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by dyslipidemia with elevated free fatty acids (FFAs). Loss of podocytes is a hallmark of diabetic nephropathy, and podocytes are highly susceptible to saturated FFAs but not to protective, monounsaturated FFAs. We report that
Ryan G Snodgrass et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 191(8), 4337-4347 (2013-09-18)
Many studies have shown that TLR4- and TLR2-deficient mice are protected from high-fat diet-induced inflammation and insulin resistance, suggesting that saturated fatty acids derived from the high-fat diet activate TLR-mediated proinflammatory signaling pathways and induce insulin resistance. However, evidence that

Protocols

HPLC Analysis of Free Fatty Acids on SUPELCOSIL™ LC-8

Separation of Palmitic acid; Linoleic acid; Palmitelaidic acid; Linolelaidic acid; Stearic acid; Oleic acid; Elaidic acid; Methyl palmitoleate.

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