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Title: Palmidrol
CAS Registry Number: 544-31-0
CAS Name: N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)hexadecanamide
Additional Names: N-(2-hydroxyethyl)palmitamide
Molecular Formula: C18H37NO2
Molecular Weight: 299.49
Percent Composition: C 72.19%, H 12.45%, N 4.68%, O 10.68%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)14CONHCH2CH2OH
Literature References: A naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agent. Isolated from soybean lecithin, egg yolk, and peanut meal: Kuehl et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 79, 5577 (1957). Synthesis by refluxing ethanolamine with palmitic acid: Roe et al., ibid. 74, 3442 (1952).
Properties: Crystals from 95% ethanol or cyclohexane, mp 98-99°.
Melting point: mp 98-99°

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