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PHR1124

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Myristic acid

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Synonym(s):
Tetradecanoic acid, 1-Tridecanecarboxylic acid, NSC 5028, C14:0
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)12COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
228.37
Beilstein:
508624
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

grade

certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

Agency

traceable to USP 1448990

CofA

current certificate can be downloaded

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

bp

250 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)

mp

52-54 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care
pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

2-30°C

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C14H28O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14(15)16/h2-13H2,1H3,(H,15,16)

InChI key

TUNFSRHWOTWDNC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Myristic acid is a saturated fatty acid, which can increase the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and its sources are found to be coconut oil, palm kernal oil, butter fat and nutmeg.
Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.

Application

These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Myristic acid is commonly added via a covalent linkage to the N-terminal glycine of many eukaryotic and viral proteins, a process called myristoylation. Myristoylation enables proteins to bind to cell membranes and facilitates protein-protein interactions. Myristolyation of proteins affect many cellular functions and thus has implications in health and disease .

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.

Footnote

To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAA7148 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Principles of Medical Biochemistry E-Book (2011)
Health Effects of Dietary Fatty Acids (1991)
S Curry et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1441(2-3), 131-140 (1999-11-26)
Human serum albumin possesses multiple fatty acid binding sites of varying affinities, but the precise locations of these sites have remained elusive. The determination of the crystal structure of human serum albumin complexed with myristic acid recently revealed the positions
Anja Meier et al.
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), 58(1), 31-42 (2012-12-06)
Chronic infection with the human hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a global health problem and a main cause of progressive liver diseases. HBV exhibits a narrow host range, replicating primarily in hepatocytes. Both host and hepatocyte specificity presumably involve specific
Dalit Shental-Bechor et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(44), 17839-17844 (2012-08-01)
We present an integrated experimental and computational study of the molecular mechanisms by which myristoylation affects protein folding and function, which has been little characterized to date. Myristoylation, the covalent linkage of a hydrophobic C14 fatty acyl chain to the

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