850355P Avanti

16:0 PC (DPPC)

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

Synonym: 1,2-dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine; DPPC; PC(16:0/16:0)

  • CAS Number 63-89-8

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C40H80NO8P

  • Molecular Weight 734.04

  •  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 (850355P-1g)
  pkg of 1 × 200 mg (850355P-200mg)
  pkg of 1 × 25 mg (850355P-25mg)
  pkg of 1 × 500 mg (850355P-500mg)
mfr. no.   Avanti Polar Lipids, 850355P
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C
InChI   1S/C40H80NO8P/c1-6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26-28-30-32-39(42)46-36-38(37-48-50(44,45)47-35-34-41(3,4)5)49-40(43)33-31-29-27-25-23-21-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-2/h38H,6-37H2,1-5H3


General description

1,2-dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) is synthesized from unsaturated phosphatidylcholine (PC) by direct de novo synthesis via α1,2-dipalmitoyl diacylglycerol intermediate. The enzyme cholinephosphotransferase catalyzes the conversion of 1,2-dipalmitoyl diacylglycerol to DPPC. Synthesis of DPPC also occurs via remodeling pathway involving deacylation of unsaturated PC.

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.


16:0 PC (DPPC) has been used in the generation of thymoquinone (TQ) liposomes, gold nanorods and calcium chloride encapsulated liposomes and bilayers for biophysical studies.

Biochem/physiol Actions

1,2-dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) is a surfactant and reduces surface tension. It is used in combination with 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) for lipid bilayer generation. DPPC alone and in combination with other phospholipid is effective in drug encapsulation and delivery.


20 mL Clear Glass Screw Cap Vial (850355P-1g)

20 mL Clear Glass Screw Cap Vial (850355P-500mg)

5 mL Amber Glass Screw Cap Vial (850355P-200mg)

5 mL Amber Glass Screw Cap Vial (850355P-25mg)

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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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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