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Palmitic acid, ≥99%

Palmitic acid, ≥99%

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Palmitic Acid

SKU: 02100905-CF

Synonyms
Hexadecanoic acid; 1-Pentadecanecarboxylic acid; C16:0; Cetylic acid; NSC 5030; PamOH; Carboxylic acid C16
CAS Number:
57-10-3
Molecular Formula:
C16H32O2
Molecular Weight:
256.43 g/mol
Beilstein Registry Number:
607489
EC Number:
200-312-9
MDL Number:
MFCD00002747
Product Description

Palmitic Acid

Application Notes

Palmitic acid has been reported to target proteins to cell membranes. It has been found to promote triglyceride accumulation and also affect cell viability. Triglyceride accumulation in goose hepatocytes shows the ability to induce apoptosis. Mechanistic studies show that Palmitic Acid has also demonstrated the ability to induce opening of Ca2+-dependent pores in plasma membranes of red blood cells which will eventually lead to lysis of the cells. Additional studies suggest that saturated fatty acids can induce the expression of Cox-2 and NFκB (nuclear factor κB) activation. Palmitic acid is used in determination of water hardness.

Usage Statement

Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.

Key Applications

Apoptosis Induction | Determination of Water Hardness

Specifications
SKU 02100905-CF
Alternate Names Hexadecanoic acid; 1-Pentadecanecarboxylic acid; C16:0; Cetylic acid; NSC 5030; PamOH; Carboxylic acid C16
Application Notes Palmitic acid has been reported to target proteins to cell membranes. It has been found to promote triglyceride accumulation and also affect cell viability. Triglyceride accumulation in goose hepatocytes shows the ability to induce apoptosis. Mechanistic studies show that Palmitic Acid has also demonstrated the ability to induce opening of Ca2+-dependent pores in plasma membranes of red blood cells which will eventually lead to lysis of the cells. Additional studies suggest that saturated fatty acids can induce the expression of Cox-2 and NFκB (nuclear factor κB) activation. Palmitic acid is used in determination of water hardness.
Base Catalog Number 100905
Beilstein Registry Number 607489
Boiling Point 351.5 °C
CAS # 57-10-3
Density 0.8527 g/cu cm at 62 deg C
EC Number 200-312-9
Format Powder
Hazard Statements H319
Melting Point 61.8 °C
Molecular Formula C16H32O2
Molecular Weight 256.43 g/mol
Personal Protective Equipment Dust mask, Eyeshields, Gloves
Purity ≥99%
RTECS Number RT4550000
Safety Symbol GHS07
Solubility Water Solubility0.04 mg/L (at 25 °C)
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.
Vapor Pressure 3.8X10-7 mm Hg at 25 deg C
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