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57-10-3 - Palmitic acid, 95% - Hexadecanoic acid - B20322 - Alfa Aesar

B20322 Palmitic acid, 95%

CAS Number
57-10-3
Synonyms
Hexadecanoic acid

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
500g 27.60
2500g 75.70
10000g 252.00
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Palmitic acid, 95%

MDL
MFCD00002747
EINECS
200-312-9

Chemical Properties

Formula
C16H32O2
Formula Weight
256.43
Melting point
62-65°
Boiling Point
215°/15mm
Flash Point
206°(402°F)
Density
0.853
Refractive Index
1.4273
Solubility
Soluble in hot alcohol, acetone, benzene, ethyl ether, amyl acetate, propyl alcohol and chloroform. Slightly soluble in cold alcohol and petroleum ether. Insoluble in water.

Applications

A saturated fatty acid. Palmitic acid is a saturated fatty acid used in hair care, cosmetics, soaps, paint, rubber, food, pharmaceuticals, animal feed and textiles. It is used to prepare sodium palmitate which is a natural additive in organic products. It is involved in the preparation of cetyl alcohol utilized in the preparation of detergents and cosmetics.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents and bases.

Literature References

Wang, J.; Chen, L.; Li, H.; Yang, J.; Gong, Z.; Wang, B.; Zhao, X. Clopidogrel reduces apoptosis and promotes proliferation of human vascular endothelial cells induced by palmitic acid via suppression of the long non-coding RNA HIF1A-AS1 in vitro. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 2015, 404 (1-2), 203-210.

Xiao, D.; Qu, Y.; Hu, S.; Han, H.; Li, Y.; Zhai, J.; Jiang, Y.; Yang, H. Study on the phase change thermal storage performance of palmitic acid/carbon nanotubes composites. Composites Part A 2015, 77, 50-55.

Other References

Merck
14,6996
Beilstein
607489
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.70
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
RT4550000

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