Cetyl Palmitate
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Title: Cetyl Palmitate
CAS Registry Number: 540-10-3
CAS Name: Hexadecanoic acid hexadecyl ester
Additional Names: palmitic acid hexadecyl ester; hexadecyl palmitate
Molecular Formula: C32H64O2
Molecular Weight: 480.85
Percent Composition: C 79.93%, H 13.42%, O 6.65%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)14COOCH2(CH2)14CH3
Literature References: Prepn from palmitoyl chloride and cetyl alcohol in the presence of Mg: Paquot, Bouquet, Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 1947, 321; by CrO3H2SO4 oxidation of cetyl alcohol: Cymerman-Craig, Horning, J. Org. Chem. 25, 2098 (1960). Biosynthesis using inoculum of Nocardia salmonicolor: Davis, US 3169099 (1965 to Socony Mobil Oil).
Properties: Monoclinic leaflets, mp 54°. d20 0.989. nD70 1.4398. Practically insol in water. Sol in abs alc, ether.
Melting point: mp 54°
Index of refraction: nD70 1.4398
Density: d20 0.989

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