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%
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)


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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