Ethyl palmitateAn ethyl ester of palmitic acid

Ethyl palmitate (CAS 628-97-7)

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Synonym: Ethyl hexadecanoate
Application: An ethyl ester of palmitic acid
CAS Number: 628-97-7
Purity: ≥98%
Molecular Weight: 284.48
Molecular Formula: C18H36O2
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Palmitic acid is a common 16-carbon saturated fat that represents 10-20% of the normal human dietary fat intake. Palmitic acid also makes up approximately 25% of the total plasma fatty acids in plasma lipoproteins. Saturated fatty acids induce the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and, after protein acylation, are used to confer lipid anchoring to a variety of signaling molecules. Palmitic acid ethyl ester is a neutral, lipid soluble form of the free acid. It is one of the fatty acid ethyl esters that increase cytosolic Ca2+ concentration leading to pancreatic acinar cell injury due to excessive consumption of ethanol.


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Physical State :
Solubility :
Soluble in ethanol, DMSO (~20 mg/ml), DMF (~20 mg/ml), chloroform, and ethyl acetate.
Storage :
Store at -20° C
Melting Point :
24-26° C
Boiling Point :
192-193° C at 10 mmHg
Density :
0.86 g/mL at 25° C
Refractive Index :
n20D 1.44 (lit.)
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