W272205

Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl myristate

≥98%, FG

Synonym(s):
Myristic acid methyl ester, Methyl tetradecanoate
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)12COOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
242.40
FEMA Number:
2722
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1773739
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
387
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
9.106
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG
Kosher

Agency/Method

meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 172.515

assay

≥98%

refractive index

n20/D 1.436 (lit.)

bp

323 °C (lit.)

mp

18 °C (lit.)

density

0.855 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

fatty; waxy

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCC(=O)OC

InChI

1S/C15H30O2/c1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15(16)17-2/h3-14H2,1-2H3

InChI key

ZAZKJZBWRNNLDS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Methyl myristate is a fatty acid methyl ester commonly used as a flavoring essence.
It is one of the main:
  • phytochemical constituent of Cycas Beddomei cones
  • volatile flavor component of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) tea

Packaging

8, 20 kg in poly drum
1 kg in poly bottle

Other Notes

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

233.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

112.0 °C - closed cup

GC-MS determination of bioactive constituents of Cycas beddomei cones.
Kumar NR, et al.
International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 3(3), 344-350 (2012)
Enzymatic synthesis of methyl myristate using thermocol-immobilized lipase.
Sharma CK & Kanwar SS.
International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 3(5), 407-412 (2012)
Study on flavour volatiles of ?-aminobutyric acid (GABA) green tea.
Zeng Z, et al.
African Journal of Biotechnology, 11(51), 11333-11341 (2012)
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Balasubramanian Narasimhan et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 16(11), 3023-3029 (2006-03-24)
A series of esters and amides of myristic acid was synthesized and tested in vitro for antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. All the compounds showed activity comparable to that of the standard drug, ciprofloxacin. The structural characteristics governing...

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