W283207 Aldrich

Palmitic acid

≥95%, FCC, FG

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

  • CAS Number 57-10-3

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)14COOH

  • Molecular Weight 256.42

  •  FEMA Number 2832

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 607489

  •  EC Number 200-312-9

  •  Council of Europe no. 14

  •  MDL number MFCD00002747

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901339

  •  Flavis number 8.014



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biological source   palm oil
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (172.210)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.860)
  FDA 21 CFR (173.340)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor pressure   10 mmHg ( 210 °C)
assay   ≥95%
form   solid
bp   271.5 °C/100 mmHg(lit.)
mp   61-62.5 °C(lit.)
density   0.852 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   faint; fatty
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens
Gene Information   human ... FABP2(2169), FABP3(2170), FABP4(2167), FABP5(2171)



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General description

Palmitic acid is the main constituent of human milk fatty acids. It is also found in acerola fruit, sea weeds and air-dried fruit of Cornus officinalis.

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