Palmitic acid

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

NSC 5030, Cetylic acid, 1-Pentadecanecarboxylic acid, Hexadecanoic acid, PamOH, C16:0
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certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

vapor pressure

10 mmHg ( 210 °C)


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HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


271.5 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)


61-62.5 °C (lit.)


0.852 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Cleaning Products
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
Pharmaceutical (small molecule)



pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to PhEur P0090000
traceable to USP 1492007

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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards. Palmitic acid is the main constituent of human milk fatty acids. It is also found in acerola fruit, sea weeds and air-dried fruit of Cornus officinalis.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAA6510 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.


13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

235.4 °F

Flash Point C

113 °C

Certificado de Análisis

Certificado de origen

Hjalti Kristinsson et al.
Endocrinology, 154(11), 4078-4088 (2013-09-17)
Free fatty acids (FFAs) have pleiotropic effects on the pancreatic β-cell. Although acute exposure to FFAs stimulates glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS), prolonged exposure impairs GSIS and causes apoptosis. FFAs exert their effects both via intracellular metabolism and interaction with the...
B Vessby et al.
Diabetologia, 37(10), 1044-1050 (1994-10-01)
Recent data indicate that peripheral insulin sensitivity may be influenced by dietary fat quality and skeletal muscle phospholipid fatty acid composition. During a health survey of 70-year-old men insulin sensitivity was measured by the euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic clamp technique and the...
Jonas Sieber et al.
The American journal of pathology, 183(3), 735-744 (2013-07-23)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by dyslipidemia with elevated free fatty acids (FFAs). Loss of podocytes is a hallmark of diabetic nephropathy, and podocytes are highly susceptible to saturated FFAs but not to protective, monounsaturated FFAs. We report that...
Masashi Oguri et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1838(7), 1851-1861 (2014-02-26)
The stratum corneum (SC) plays a fundamental role in the barrier function of the skin. The SC consists of corneocytes embedded in a lipid matrix. The main lipid classes in the lipid matrix are ceramides (CERs), cholesterol (CHOL) and free...
Sanja Blaskovic et al.
The FEBS journal, 280(12), 2766-2774 (2013-04-05)
S-palmitoylation is post-translational modification, which consists in the addition of a C16 acyl chain to cytosolic cysteines and which is unique amongst lipid modifications in that it is reversible. It can thus, like phosphorylation or ubiquitination, act as a switch....
Separation of Palmitic acid; Linoleic acid; Palmitelaidic acid; Linolelaidic acid; Stearic acid; Oleic acid; Elaidic acid; Methyl palmitoleate.
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