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70082 Sigma-Aldrich

Myristic acid

≥98.0% (GC)

Synonym: 1-Tridecanecarboxylic acid, C14:0, NSC 5028, Tetradecanoic acid

  • CAS Number 544-63-8

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)12COOH

  • Molecular Weight 228.37

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 508624

  •  EC Number 208-875-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00002744

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329762234

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Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Building Blocks, C13 to C42+, Carbonyl Compounds, Carboxylic Acids,
InChI Key   TUNFSRHWOTWDNC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥98.0% (GC)
bp   250 °C/100 mmHg(lit.)
mp   52-54 °C(lit.)
  53-56 °C

Description

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 .

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Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg
RTECS 
QH4375000
Flash Point(F) 
>235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>113 °C
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Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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