Palmitic Acid | Hexadecanoic Acid | Formula C16H32O2

Palmitic Acid | Hexadecanoic Acid | Formula C16H32O2

Brand: Lab Alley
SKU: C5891
Model # Description BrandPriceQuantity
C5891-100g Palmitic Acid, 100g Lab Alley $15.00
C5891-500g Palmitic Acid, 500g Lab Alley $51.00
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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.

Palmitic acid Features:

CAS Number 57-10-3


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