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Creation date2015-10-09 22:28:02 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:12 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000080
FoodDB RecordFDB011679
Chemical Information
NameHexadecanoic acid
DescriptionOccurs in the form of esters (glycerides) in oils and fats of vegetable and animal origin. Usually obtained from palm oil. Widely distributed in plants. Defoaming agent, lubricant and fruit coating constituent Palmitic acid is the first fatty acid produced during lipogenesis and from which longer fatty acids can be produced.; Palmitic acid, or hexadecanoic acid is one of the most common saturated fatty acids found in animals and plants.
CAS Number57-10-3
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
1-Hexyldecanoatebiospider
1-Hexyldecanoic acidbiospider
1-Pentadecanecarboxylic acidbiospider
Aethalic aciddb_source
C16 fatty acidbiospider
C16:0ChEBI
Cetylic acidbiospider
CH3-[CH2]14-COOHChEBI
Edenor C16HMDB
Emersol 140HMDB
Emersol 143HMDB
FEMA 2832db_source
Glycon P-45HMDB
Hexadecanoatemanual
Hexadecanoate (N-C16:0)HMDB
Hexadecanoic acid (9CI)biospider
Hexadecanoic acid palmitic acidHMDB
Hexadecoatebiospider
Hexadecoic acidbiospider
HexadecylateGenerator
Hexadecylic acidbiospider
HexaectylateGenerator
Hexaectylic acidbiospider
HydrofolHMDB
Hydrofol acid 1690HMDB
Hystrene 8016HMDB
Hystrene 9016HMDB
Industrene 4516HMDB
Kortacid 1698HMDB
Loxiol ep 278HMDB
Lunac P 95HMDB
Lunac P 95kcHMDB
Lunac P 98HMDB
N-Hexadecanoatebiospider
N-Hexadecanoic acidbiospider
N-Hexadecoatebiospider
N-Hexadecoic acidbiospider
Palmitatebiospider
Palmitic acidbiospider
Palmitic acid, USANdb_source
Palmitinatebiospider
Palmitinic acidbiospider
PalmitinsaeureChEBI
PalmitoateHMDB
Palmitoic acidHMDB
PAMHMDB
PentadecanecarboxylateGenerator
Pentadecanecarboxylic acidChEBI
PLMHMDB
Prifac 2960HMDB
Prifrac 2960HMDB
Pristerene 4934HMDB
Univol u332HMDB
Chemical FormulaC16H32O2
IUPAC namehexadecanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C16H32O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16(17)18/h2-15H2,1H3,(H,17,18)
InChI KeyIPCSVZSSVZVIGE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight256.4241
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight256.240230268
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as long-chain fatty acids. These are fatty acids with an aliphatic tail that contains between 13 and 21 carbon atoms.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acids and conjugates
Direct ParentLong-chain fatty acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Long-chain fatty acid
  • Straight chain fatty acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Experimental logP7.17SANGSTER (1993)
Experimental Water Solubility4e-05 mg/mL at 25 oCROBB,ID (1966)
Melting PointMp 63-64°DFC
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 3 g
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectra
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez Fresnovazquezf@ualberta.ca
Commercial Vendors
AKSci I728
AKSci J11127
Cayman Chemical 10006627
MetaSci HMDB0000220
Sigma-Aldrich HMDB0000220
Toronto Research Chemicals P144500