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Myristic acid

analytical standard

Synonym: 1-Tridecanecarboxylic acid, C14:0, NSC 5028, Tetradecanoic acid

  • CAS Number 544-63-8

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)12COOH

  • Molecular Weight 228.37

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 508624

  •  EC Number 208-875-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00002744

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329762232

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

Related Categories Acid, Additional Standards, All Alphabetically Sorted, Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography,
grade   analytical standard
assay   ≥99.5% (GC)
form   neat
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
bp   250 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)
mp   52-54 °C (lit.)
  53-56 °C
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format   neat
SMILES string   CCCCCCCCCCCCCC(O)=O
InChI   1S/C14H28O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14(15)16/h2-13H2,1H3,(H,15,16)
InChI key   TUNFSRHWOTWDNC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Myristic acid is an important bioactive component of Suanzaoren seed, which is one of the most commonly used Chinese medicine with therapeutic properties such as hypotensive, antihypoxia, hypnotic-sedative, antihyperlipidemia, and hypothermic effects.

Application

Myristic acid may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the anayte in Ziziphus jujuba using high performance liquid chromatography with evaporative light scattering detection.

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Myristic acid is commonly added via a covalent linkage to the N-terminal glycine of many eukaryotic and viral proteins, a process called myristoylation. Myristoylation enables proteins to bind to cell membranes and facilitates protein-protein interactions. Myristolyation of proteins affect many cellular functions and thus has implications in health and disease .

Other Notes

Binding to serum albumin

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg
RTECS 
QH4375000
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles

Articles

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