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Alfa Aesar™ Palmitic acid, 95%

$41.73 - $389.23

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Palmitic acid
CAS 57-10-3
Molecular Formula C16H32O2
Linear Formula CH3(CH2)14COOH
Formula Weight 256.43g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00002747
Beilstein 607489
Merck Index 14,6996
Synonym Hexadecanoic acid
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AAB2032236

 
alfa aesar™
B20322-36
500g Each for $41.73

AAB203220C

 
alfa aesar™
B20322-0C
10000g Each for $389.23

AAB203220E

 
alfa aesar™
B20322-0E
2500g Each for $117.24
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Melting Point 62° to 65°C
Boiling Point 215°C (15mmHg)
Quantity 500g
Flash Point 206°C (402°F)
Odor Odorless
Chemical Name or Material Palmitic acid
CAS 57-10-3
Assay 95%
Molecular Formula C16H32O2
Linear Formula CH3(CH2)14COOH
Formula Weight 256.43g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00002747
Beilstein 607489
Merck Index 14,6996
Synonym Hexadecanoic acid
RTECS Number RT4550000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
A saturated fatty acid. Palmitic acid is a saturated fatty acid used in hair care, cosmetics, soaps, paint, rubber, food, pharmaceuticals, animal feed and textiles. It is used to prepare sodium palmitate which is a natural additive in organic products. It is involved in the preparation of cetyl alcohol utilized in the preparation of detergents and cosmetics.

Solubility
Soluble in hot alcohol, acetone, benzene, ethyl ether, amyl acetate, propyl alcohol and chloroform. Slightly soluble in cold alcohol and petroleum ether. Insoluble in water.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents and bases.