258741

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1-Hexadecanol

ReagentPlus®, 99%

Synonym(s):
Palmityl alcohol, Cetyl alcohol
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)15OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
242.44
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1748475
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

vapor density

8.34 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 43 °C)

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

99%

form

solid

autoignition temp.

483 °F

expl. lim.

8 %

bp

179-181 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)

mp

48-50 °C (lit.)

solubility

ethanol: soluble 100 mL/mL, clear to very slightly hazy, colorless

density

0.818 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCO

InChI

1S/C16H34O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17/h17H,2-16H2,1H3

InChI key

BXWNKGSJHAJOGX-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

1-Hexadecanol has been used in preparation of:
  • (±)-2-methoxyheptadecanoic acid (fatty acid)
  • high-chain fatty acid esters of 1-hexadecanol, novel organic phase change material for thermal energy storage
  • hexadecane (alkane) in the presence of membrane fraction of Vibrio furnissii M1

Legal Information

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

nwg

Flash Point(F)

338.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

170 °C

Néstor M Carballeira et al.
Pure and applied chemistry. Chimie pure et appliquee, 84(9), 1867-1875 (2012-11-03)
The fatty acids (±)-2-methoxy-6Z-heptadecenoic acid (1), (±)-2-methoxy-6-heptadecynoic acid (2) and (±)-2-methoxyheptadecanoic acid (3) were synthesized and their inhibitory activity against the Leishmania DNA topoisomerase IB enzyme (LdTopIB) determined. Acids 1 and 2 were synthesized from 4-bromo-1-pentanol, the former in ten...
High-chain fatty acid esters of 1-hexadecanol for low temperature thermal energy storage with phase change materials.
Aydin AA and Aydin A.
Solar Energy Mat. and Solar Cells, 96, 93-100 (2012)
Myong-Ok Park
Journal of bacteriology, 187(4), 1426-1429 (2005-02-03)
Alkane biosynthesis in the bacterium Vibrio furnissii M1 involves the synthesis of long-chain alkanes via 1-alcohol. Evidence for this novel pathway are the following. (i) Both even- and odd-carbon-number n-alkanes were produced from glucose, while only even-carbon-number fatty acids were...
Toru Uyama et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(28), 17520-17534 (2015-05-29)
Phospholipase A/acyltransferase (PLA/AT)-3 (also known as H-rev107 or AdPLA) was originally isolated as a tumor suppressor and was later shown to have phospholipase A1/A2 activity. We have also found that the overexpression of PLA/AT-3 in mammalian cells results in specific...
S Karen Gomez et al.
BMC plant biology, 9, 10-10 (2009-01-24)
Most vascular flowering plants have the capacity to form symbiotic associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. The symbiosis develops in the roots where AM fungi colonize the root cortex and form arbuscules within the cortical cells. Arbuscules are enveloped in...

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