P5585 Sigma

Palmitic acid

BioXtra, ≥99%

Synonym: 1-Pentadecanecarboxylic acid, C16:0, Cetylic acid, Hexadecanoic acid, NSC 5030, PamOH



Related Categories Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Inhibitors, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cancer Metabolism, Cancer Research, Cell Biology,
vapor pressure   10 mmHg ( 210 °C)
product line   BioXtra
assay   ≥99%
form   powder
impurities   ≤0.0005% Phosphorus (P)
  ≤0.1% Insoluble matter
ign. residue   ≤0.1%
bp   271.5 °C/100 mmHg(lit.)
mp   61-62.5 °C(lit.)
solubility   chloroform: soluble0.5 M, clear, colorless
density   0.852 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
anion traces   chloride (Cl-): ≤0.05%
  sulfate (SO42-): ≤0.05%
cation traces   Al: ≤0.005%
  Ca: ≤0.0005%
  Cu: ≤0.0005%
  Fe: ≤0.0005%
  K: ≤0.005%
  Mg: ≤0.0005%
  NH4+: ≤0.05%
  Na: ≤0.05%
  Pb: ≤0.001%
  Zn: ≤0.0005%
Gene Information   human ... FABP2(2169), FABP3(2170), FABP4(2167), FABP5(2171)



10, 25, 100 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Palmitic acid is a straight-chain 16-carbon fatty acid. Diets rich in palmitic acid, along with lauric and myristic acids, are associated with increased serum levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Palmitic acid is the first fatty acid produced by lipogenesis. It is a negative regulator of acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) and is implicated in fatty acid-induced insulin resistance.

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Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C
Protocols & Articles


Fatty Acid Synthesis and Metabolism in Cancer Cells

Proliferatively active cells require fatty acids for functions such as membrane generation, protein modification, and bioenergetic requirements. These fatty acids are derived either from dietary sour...
Keywords: Apoptosis, Biofiles, Cancer, Carboxylations, Catalysis, Citric Acid Cycle, Gene expression, Glycolysis, Metabolism, Oxidations, PAGE, Phosphorylations

Lipid Induced Insulin Resistance

Obesity is a well-established risk factor for the development of insulin resistance. Obesity is associated with the increased deposition of lipids in non-adipose tissue with subsequent decreases in i...
Linda Stephenson, Ph.D.
Biofiles v6 n4, 9
Keywords: Angiogenesis, Antivirals, Apoptosis, Biological processes, Cardiovascular, Catalog, Catalysis, Cell culture, Cell proliferation, Deposition, Diabetes, Events, Gene expression, Growth factors, Hormones, Inflammation, Metabolism, Metabolites, Obesity, Phosphorylations, Physiological Processes, Reductions, Transcription, Transduction, Type

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