Palmitic acid


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

10 mmHg ( 210 °C)




271.5 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)


61-62.5 °C (lit.)


0.852 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

113 °C

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...
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...
Deniz Tasdemir et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 18(21), 7475-7485 (2010-09-22)
Acetylenic fatty acids are known to display several biological activities, but their antimalarial activity has remained unexplored. In this study, we synthesized the 2-, 5-, 6-, and 9-hexadecynoic acids (HDAs) and evaluated their in vitro activity against erythrocytic (blood) stages...
Andrea Felser et al.
Toxicology, 323, 1-9 (2014-06-03)
Dronedarone is an amiodarone-like antiarrhythmic drug associated with severe liver injury. Since dronedarone inhibits mitochondrial respiration and β-oxidation in vitro, mitochondrial toxicity may also explain dronedarone-associated hepatotoxicity in vivo. We therefore studied hepatotoxicity of dronedarone (200mg/kg/day for 2 weeks or...

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