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Methyl palmitate

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
n-Hexadecanoic acid methyl ester, Methyl hexadecanoate, Palmitic acid methyl ester
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)14CO2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
270.45
Beilstein:
1780973
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

assay

≥98.5% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.4512 (lit.)

bp

185 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)

mp

32-35 °C (lit.)

density

0.852 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

functional group

ester

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(=O)OC

InChI

1S/C17H34O2/c1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17(18)19-2/h3-16H2,1-2H3

InChI key

FLIACVVOZYBSBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Methyl palmitate (MeP) is a high melting point component of biodiesel. It is used in a variety of flavors and fragrances and found abundantly in palm oil-related feedstocks.
Methyl palmitate is a fatty acid methyl ester, which shows potential anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic effects by preventing bleomycin-induced lung inflammation and inhibiting the nuclear factor kappa-β pathway(NF-κB).

Application

Methyl palmitate may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in biodiesel samples using chromatography techniques.
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

Methyl palmitate has anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effect. Methyl palmitate prevents bleomycin-induced lung inflammation and fibrosis in rats, by inhibiting NF-κB . Methyl palmitate also prevents CCl4-induced liver fibrosis linked to reduced TGF-β .

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

113.0 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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