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M3128

Sigma-Aldrich

Myristic acid

Sigma Grade, ≥99%

Synonym(s):
Tetradecanoic acid, 1-Tridecanecarboxylic acid, NSC 5028, C14:0
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)12COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
228.37
Beilstein:
508624
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

Elaeis guineensis kernels

Quality Level

grade

Sigma Grade

assay

≥99%

form

powder or flakes

bp

250 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)

mp

52-54 °C (lit.)

functional group

carboxylic acid

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

−20°C

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C14H28O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14(15)16/h2-13H2,1H3,(H,15,16)

InChI key

TUNFSRHWOTWDNC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Packaging

10, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

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 .
Myristic acid is a straight-chain 14-carbon fatty acid. Diets rich in myristic acid, along with lauric and palmitic acids, are associated with increased serum levels of low densisity lipoprotein cholesterol.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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