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Palmitic Acid Cas 57-10-3

Chemical Name: Palmitic acid; Hexadecanoic acid

CAS No.: 57-10-3

Molecular Formula: C16H32O2

Molecular Weight: 256.42

Appearance: Flake



Palmitic acid Details

Chemical Name: Palmitic acid

Synonyms: Hexadecanoic acid

CAS No.: 57-10-3

Molecular Formula: C16H32O2

Molecular Weight: 256.42

Molecular Structure:

Appearance: Flake

Palmitic acid Typical Properties

Melting point 61-62.5 °C(lit.)
Boiling point 351.5 °C
Density 0.852 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Refractive index 1.4273
Colour White
Appearance Flake
Water Solubility insoluble
Vapor Pressure 10 mm Hg ( 210 °C)


Palmitic acid Usage

Mainly used as surfactant. When used as nonionic, it can be used in polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate and sorbitan monopalmitate. The former is made into a lipophilic emulsifier and is used in all cosmetics and Medicine, the latter can be used as emulsifier in cosmetics, medicine, food, dispersant of pigment ink, and also used as defoaming agent;
When used as anionic type, sodium palmitate is made into sodium palmitate and used as a raw material for fatty acid soaps, plastic emulsifiers, etc.; zinc palmitate is used as a stabilizer for cosmetics and plastics;
In addition to being used as a surfactant, it is also used as a raw material for the synthesis of isopropyl palmitate, methyl ester, butyl ester, amine compounds, chlorides, etc.;
Used as edible spices and food defoaming agent.

Palmitic acid Packaging and Shipping

Packing: 25KG/Drum

Palmitic acid Storage

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Store in cool place.

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