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Fatty acid


DATA No : DFA0016 INFORMANT : Tetsuyuki Kobayashi

NAME : Hexadecanoic acid

COMMON NAME: Palmitic acid
SYMBOL: Pam / C16:0
FORMULA: C16H32O2 MOL.WT (average) : 256.424


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MELTING POINT:63.1degC

BOILING POINT:268degC at 100 mmHg

REFRACTIVE INDEX:1.4309 at 70degC

OPTICAL ROTATION:

DENSITY:d4-70 0.8487

SOLUBILITY:insoluble in water; sparingly soluble in cold alcohol or in petroleum ether; freely soluble in hot alcohol, ether, propyl alcohol and chloroform.(Ref. 0056)(Ref. 0237)(Ref. 0306)(Ref. 0317)(Ref. 0329)(Ref. 0388)(Ref. 0435)
SPECTRAL DATA
UV SPECTRA:

IR SPECTRA:

NMR SPECTRA:

MASS SPECTRA:
[Spectrum 0001] (provided by Dr. Takeshi Kasama).

OTHER SPECTRA:
CHROMATOGRAM DATA
Gas liquid chromatogram
[Chromatogram 0001]
[Chromatogram 0002] (provided by Dr. Akiko Horiuchi).
SOURCE
Palm-pulp oils
CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS

METABOLISM

GENETIC INFORMATION

NOTE

REFERENCES
[0056]
AUTHOR:Baughman, W.F., and Jamieson, G.S.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:J.Oil Fat Ind.
VOL:2 PAGE : 110 - (1925)
[TOP]

[0237]
AUTHOR:Hilditch, T. P., and Vidyarthi, N. L.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:J. Soc. Chem. Ind. London Trans. Commun.
VOL:47 PAGE : 35 - (1928)
[TOP]

[0306]
AUTHOR:Krafft, F.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:Ber. Deut. Chem. Ges.
VOL:21 PAGE : 2265 - (1888)
[TOP]

[0317]
AUTHOR:Le Sueur, H. R.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:J. Chem. Soc. London Trans.
VOL:87 PAGE : 1888 - (1905)
[TOP]

[0329]
AUTHOR:Levene, P. A., and Taylor, F. A.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:J. Biol. Chem.
VOL:59 PAGE : 905 - (1924)
[TOP]

[0388]
AUTHOR:Patel, C. B., et al.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:J. Indian Inst. Sci.
VOL:6 PAGE : 111 - (1923)
[TOP]

[0435]
AUTHOR:Schuette, H. A., et al.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:J. Amer. Chem. Soc.
VOL:52 PAGE : 4112 - (1930)
[TOP]

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