850356P Avanti

4ME 16:0 PC

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

Synonym: 1,2-di-(3,7,11,15-tetramethylhexadecanoyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine; PC(16:0(3me,7me,11me,15me)/16:0(3me,7me,11me,15me))

  • CAS Number 207131-40-6

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C48H96NO8P

  • Molecular Weight 846.25



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 × 200 mg (850356P-200mg)
  pkg of 1 × 25 mg (850356P-25mg)
  pkg of 1 × 500 mg (850356P-500mg)
mfr. no.   Avanti Polar Lipids, 850356P
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C


General description

Lipids containing diphytanoyl fatty acid chains have been used to produce stable planar lipid membranes (see References). Diphytanoyl phosphatidylcholine does not exhibit a detectable gel to liquid crystalline phase transition from -120°C to +120°C.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 from oxidization and hydrolysis.


4ME 16:0 PC has been used:
• in the electrophysiology studies of chloride channel
• for the generation of Droplet-Hydrogel Bilayer (DHB), which is used for protein reconstitution studies
• for the generation of lipid bilayers for single channel and ion selectivity measurements studies

Biochem/physiol Actions

1,2-diphytanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (4ME 16:0 PC) or DPhPC has choline head groups and favors formation of membrane lipid bilayer. It displays low permeability towards ions and water. DPhPC is majorly used lipid for electrophysiological measurements and ion conductivity studies.


20 mL Clear Glass Screw Cap Vial (850356P-200mg)

30 mL Amber Wide Mouth Bottle with Screw Cap (850356P-500mg)

5 mL Clear Glass Sealed Ampule (850356P-25mg)

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


Certificate of Analysis

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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