PHR1124 Supelco

Myristic acid

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

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



Related Categories Additional Standards, Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Chromatography, Emulsifiers, Thickeners, Opacifiers,
grade   certified reference material
  pharmaceutical secondary standard
form   neat
bp   250 °C/100 mmHg(lit.)
mp   52-54 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Cosmetics, Personal Care, and Cleaning Products
Food and Beverages
Pharmaceutical (small molecule)
format   neat
pharmacopeia traceability   traceable to USP 1448990


General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.

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 .

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAA7148 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
>235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>113 °C
Protocols & Articles


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