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Egg PC

L-α-phosphatidylcholine (Egg, Chicken), chloroform

Egg PC 99%
CAS Number:


>99% (TLC)




pkg of 1 × 2.5 mL (840051C-25mg)
pkg of 2 × 20 mL (840051C-1g)
pkg of 2 × 4 mL (840051C-200mg)
pkg of 5 × 4 mL (840051C-500mg)


Avanti Polar Lipids 840051C


10 mg/mL (840051C-25mg)
25 mg/mL (840051C-1g)
25 mg/mL (840051C-200mg)
25 mg/mL (840051C-500mg)

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


General description

L-α-phosphatidylcholine constitutes 20% of the total phospholipids in chicken egg. At sn-1 and sn-2 positions it has palmitic acid (16:0) and oleic acid (18:1), respectively.


Egg PC has been used:
  • in the preparation of unilamellar vesicles
  • in liposome preparation for proteoliposome reconstitution
  • as a liposome component in lipid transfer assay

Biochem/physiol Actions

Egg PC (phosphatidylcholine) in its saturated form favors inhibition of cholesterol absorption. It also serves as a substrate for microbes for the synthesis of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) thereby contributing to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. It is used in lipid preparation and liposomes for biophysical studies.


30 mL Amber Narrow Mouth Glass Bottle with Screw Cap; Argon Filled Foil Pouch (840051C-1g)
5 mL Clear Glass Sealed Ampule; Argon Filled Foil Pouch (840051C-200mg)
5 mL Clear Glass Sealed Ampule; Argon Filled Foil Pouch (840051C-500mg)
5 mL Clear Glass Sealed Ampule; Argon Filled Foil Pouch (840051C-25mg)


Skull and crossbonesHealth hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Carc. 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Repr. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT RE 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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More Documents

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Characterization of interactions of eggPC lipid structures with different biomolecules
Chahar FC, et al.
Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 210(4), 60-69 (2018)
Structure-function insights into direct lipid transfer between membranes by Mmm1-Mdm12 of ERMES
Kawano S, et al.
The Journal of Cell Biology, 217(3), 959-974 (2018)
Roman Y Pishchalnikov et al.
Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 21(46), 25707-25719 (2019-11-14)
To prevent irreversible damage caused by an excess of incident light, the photosynthetic machinery of many cyanobacteria uniquely utilizes the water-soluble orange carotenoid protein (OCP) containing a single keto-carotenoid molecule. This molecule is non-covalently embedded into the two OCP domains
Christina M Bailey et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 33(43), 11986-11997 (2017-09-28)
Supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) have been used extensively in a variety of biotechnology applications and fundamental studies exploring lipid behavior. Despite their widespread use, various physicochemical parameters have yet to be thoroughly investigated for their impact on SLB formation. In
J Zebialowicz Ahlström et al.
Respiratory research, 20(1), 245-245 (2019-11-07)
In acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) damaged alveolar epithelium, leakage of plasma proteins into the alveolar space and inactivation of pulmonary surfactant lead to respiratory dysfunction. Lung function could potentially be restored with exogenous surfactant therapy, but clinical trials have

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