850345P Avanti

14:0 PC (DMPC)

1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, powder

Synonym: 1,2-ditetradecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine; DMPC; PC(14:0/14:0)

  • CAS Number 18194-24-6

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C36H72NO8P

  • Molecular Weight 677.93

  •  NACRES NA.25



Related Categories Avanti PC & LPC, Avanti Phospholipids, Avanti Polar Lipids Products, Biochemicals and Reagents, Lipids More...
assay   >99% (TLC)
form   powder
packaging   pkg of 1 × 1 g (850345P-1g)
  pkg of 1 × 200 mg (850345P-200mg)
  pkg of 1 × 25 mg (850345P-25mg)
  pkg of 1 × 500 mg (850345P-500mg)
mfr. no.   Avanti Polar Lipids, 850345P
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C
InChI   1S/C36H72NO8P/c1-6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26-28-35(38)42-32-34(33-44-46(40,41)43-31-30-37(3,4)5)45-36(39)29-27-25-23-21-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-2/h34H,6-33H2,1-5H3/t34-/m0/s1


General description

Dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) belongs to the phosphatidylcholine (PCs) family. It is composed of saturated and symmetric phospholipids with 14 carbon atoms. DMPC is zwitterionic glycerophospholipid and is associated with mammalian membranes.

The list of Phosphatidylcholine products offered by Avanti is designed to provide compounds having a variety of physical properties. Products available include short chain (C3-C8 are water soluble and hygroscopic), saturated, multi-unsaturated and mixed acid PC′s. All of the products are purified by HPLC, and special precautions are taken to protect the products for oxidization and hydrolysis.


14:0 PC (DMPC) has been used:
• in the preparation of liposomes for dissipation monitoring and perforin binding and assembly by Quartz crystal microscopy studies.
• in anthraquinone liposomes generation for spectral studies
• in bicelles preparation along with phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate for in vitro reconstitution of β2-adrenergic receptor

Biochem/physiol Actions

Dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) in combination with cholesterol is used as biomembrane model. Oral supplementation of DMPC in apolipoprotein (apo) E−null mice, improves high density lipoprotein levels and other lipid profiles, preventing the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.


20 mL Clear Glass Screw Cap Vial (850345P-1g)

20 mL Clear Glass Screw Cap Vial (850345P-500mg)

5 mL Amber Glass Screw Cap Vial (850345P-200mg)

5 mL Amber Glass Screw Cap Vial (850345P-25mg)

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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Protocols & Articles


Storage & Handling of Lipids - Avanti® Polar Lipids

The following statements pertain specifically to Avanti’s lipid products for research and should not necessarily be applied to cGMP lipids intended for pharmaceutical or diagnostic applications.
Keywords: Diagnostic, Oxidations, Pharmaceutical, Solvents


Determination of Phospholipid Oxidation by UV/VIS Spectroscopy - Avanti® Polar Lipids

The percent oxidation of a phospholipid can be determined by using Beer’s Law to calculate the peroxidized phospholipid’s concentration from its absorbance at 234 nm.
Keywords: Extinction coefficient, Oxidations

General Lipid/BSA Solubilization Protocol For Cell Delivery

Water Solutions: Solubilizing some lipids is difficult using organic solvents. Typically, lipids are suspended in methanol to aliquot, the methanol is then dried and the residue dispersed using fatty...
Keywords: Evaporation, Solvents

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