1-O-Oleyl-rac-glycerol A surfactant, releases free glycerol and oleic acid upon hydrolysis

1-O-Oleyl-rac-glycerol (CAS 111-03-5)

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Synonym: Monoolein
Application: A surfactant, releases free glycerol and oleic acid upon hydrolysis
CAS Number: 111-03-5
Molecular Weight: 356.5
Molecular Formula: C21H40O4
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1-O-Oleyl-rac-glycerol, also known as monoolein, is a surfactant that releases free glycerol and oleic acid upon hydrolysis. Monoolein has been used in liquid crystal studies and research shows that in the presence of monoolein, the penetration of the drug cisplatin (sc-200896) is doubled.


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3. Pichot, R., et al. 2009. J Colloid Interface Sci. 329: 284-291. PMID: 18977494
4. Murgia, S., et al. 2009. J Phys Chem B. 113: 9205-9215. PMID: 19569723

Appearance :
Physical State :
Solubility :
Soluble in chloroform (50 mg/ml), ethyl acetate, hexane, hot alcohol, benzene, ether, acetone, and mineral or fixed oils. Insoluble in water.
Storage :
Store at -20° C
Melting Point :
35° C
Boiling Point :
483.30° C at 760 mmHg (Predicted)
Density :
0.97 g/cm3 (Predicted)
Refractive Index :
n20D 1.48 (Predicted)
pK Values :
pKa: 13.16 (Predicted)
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Date published: 2017-03-27
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