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Sodium palmitate


Hexadecanoic acid sodium salt, Palmitic acid sodium salt
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biological source

plant (palm)






283-290 °C (lit.)

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Sodium palmitate (PA) has been used:
  • to induce inflammation and thrombosis pathway in murine macrophage cell line RAW 264.7 cell line by activating reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, Janus-kinase (JNK) signalling and release of histone H3 by western blotting and cell viability by MTT assay
  • to induce lipogenesis in AML12 cells and primary hepatocytes to analyse the effect of irisin on PA induced lipogenesis and related signal pathways by western blot analysis and quantitative PCR analysis
  • as a component in free fatty acid mixture to induce cellular steatosis in HepG2 cell lines and determination of lipid accumulation by Oil-Red-O staining


5, 10, 50 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Sodium palmitate is the sodium salt of palmitic acid, a component in hard soaps. Palmitic acid is a common saturated fatty acid and produced during fatty acid synthesis. Sodium palmitate enhances lipogenesis, cellular steatosis in various cell lines. Palmitate induces cell death in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)/neu-positive cells and breast cancer cell lines like MCF-7 due to enhanced fatty acid accumulation. Sodium palmitate induces lipoapoptosis in L02 and HepG2 liver cells by inducing glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK3β) expression.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. How do I dissolve Sodium palmitate, Product P9767?

    We test the solubility in methanol at 50 mg/mL.

  4. How do I dissolve Sodium palmitate, Product P9767?

    Sodium palmitate does not dissolve readily in methanol at room temperature.  We test the solubility by heating it for up to 15 minutes to get a clear, colorless solution. Note that the boiling point of methanol is approximately 65°C.

  5. How do I store Sodium palmitate, Product P9767, as provided?

    This compound is stable for years at 2-8°C.

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José M S Fernández-Calleja et al.
Scientific reports, 9(1), 11507-11507 (2019-08-10)
Indirect calorimetry (InCa) estimates whole-body energy expenditure and total substrate oxidation based on O2 consumption and CO2 production, but does not allow for the quantification of oxidation of exogenous substrates with time. To achieve this, we incorporated 13CO2 and 12CO2
New role of irisin in hepatocytes: The protective effect of hepatic steatosis in vitro
Park MJ, et al.
Cellular Signalling, 27(9), 1831-1839 (2015)
Chemical composition of everyday products (2005)
Kyong Kim et al.
Nutrients, 11(7) (2019-07-07)
Allomyrina dichotoma larva is a nutritional-worthy future food resource and it contributes to multiple pharmacological functions. However, its antidiabetic effect and molecular mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Therefore, we investigated the hypolipidemic effect of A. dichotoma larva extract (ADLE)
Saturated fatty acid palmitate induces extracellular release of histone H3: a possible mechanistic basis for high-fat diet-induced inflammation and thrombosis
Shrestha C, et al.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 437(4), 573-578 (2013)


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