850356P Sigma-Aldrich

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



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)

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.

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NONH for all modes of transport


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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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