Palmitic Acid Lab Grade

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Hexadecanoic acid, Cetylic acid, Palmitate, n-Hexadecanoic acid, Hexadecylic acid, Hydrofol, Palmitinic acid
Laboratory Grade
>95 %
Palmitic Acid

Palmitic Acid, also known as Hexadecanoic Acid, Cetylic Acid, and Palmitate has the chemical formula C16H32O2. It appears as colorless to white or faintly yellowish crystalline solid with a slight characteristic odor and taste. It is insoluble in Water and soluble in Ethanol and Acetone at ambient conditions. Lab Alley’s Palmitic Acid is highly pure and contains >95% by weight of Palmitic Acid. Chemically pure or Laboratory reagents are two terms often used to describe Lab Grade chemicals. Lab Grade chemicals do not meet any accepted quality or purity requirements such as the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, and the FCC Grade, despite their acceptable purity. In the United States of America (USA), Lab Alley is selling its high- quality Palmitic Acid, Lab Grade online at Due to its high purity, Palmitic Acid, Lab Grade is highly recommended for laboratory purposes.

Palmitic Acid | 100 Gram (3.5 oz) & 500 Gram Packages | "Hexadecanoic Acid" | For Soap, Hair, Skin, Face, Acne, Cosmetics, Personal Care Products, Cell Culture, Animal Feed | Saturated Fatty Acid | CAS # 57-10-3 | Formula C16H32O2

Information On Palmitic Acid From Wikipedia

Palmitic acid, or hexadecanoic acid in IUPAC nomenclature, is the most common saturated fatty acid found in animals, plants and microorganisms. Its chemical formula is CH3(CH2)14COOH, and its C:D is 16:0. As its name indicates, it is a major component of the oil from the fruit of oil palms (palm oil). Palmitic acid can also be found in meats, cheeses, butter, and other dairy products. Palmitates are the salts and esters of palmitic acid. The palmitate anion is the observed form of palmitic acid at physiologic pH (7.4). Aluminium salts of palmitic acid and naphthenic acid were combined during World War II to produce napalm. The word "napalm" is derived from the words naphthenic acid and palmitic acid. Read more here.

Information On Palmitic Acid (Hexadecanoic Acid) From PubChem

Palmitic Acid is a saturated long-chain fatty acid with a 16-carbon backbone. Palmitic acid is found naturally in palm oil and palm kernel oil, as well as in butter, cheese, milk and meat. Hexadecanoic acid is a straight-chain, sixteen-carbon, saturated long-chain fatty acid. It has a role as an EC (prostaglandin-E2 9-reductase) inhibitor, a plant metabolite, a Daphnia magna metabolite and an algal metabolite. It is a long-chain fatty acid and a straight-chain saturated fatty acid. It is a conjugate acid of a hexadecanoate. Read more here.

What is palmitic acid good for?

Palmitic acid is one of several fatty acids used in skincare as an emollient or moisturizer. However, detergents, soaps and cleaning products may use it as a cleansing agent or an emulsifying agent. Palmitic acid is one of the most common saturated fatty acids in our body lipids. Read more here.

Common Uses
  • Intermediate
  • Solvent
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Cleansing agent
  • Laboratory applications
Safety and Handling

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