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1-Hexadecanol

ReagentPlus®, 99%

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Synonym(s):
Cetyl alcohol, Palmityl alcohol
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)15OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
242.44
Beilstein:
1748475
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

vapor density

8.34 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 43 °C)

product line

ReagentPlus®

Assay

99%

form

solid

autoignition temp.

483 °F

expl. lim.

8 %

bp

179-181 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)

mp

48-50 °C (lit.)

solubility

ethanol: soluble 100 mL/mL, clear to very slightly hazy, colorless

density

0.818 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCO

InChI

1S/C16H34O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17/h17H,2-16H2,1H3

InChI key

BXWNKGSJHAJOGX-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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1-Hexadecanol ReagentPlus&#174;, 99%

Sigma-Aldrich

258741

1-Hexadecanol

1-Hexadecanol 95%

Sigma-Aldrich

H6800

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Cetyl alcohol analytical standard

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68824

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vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 43 °C)

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 43 °C)

vapor pressure

-

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 43 °C)

assay

99%

assay

95%

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

assay

-

form

solid

form

solid

form

-

form

-

autoignition temp.

483 °F

autoignition temp.

483 °F

autoignition temp.

-

autoignition temp.

483 °F

expl. lim.

8 %

expl. lim.

8 %

expl. lim.

-

expl. lim.

8 %

General description

1-Hexadecanol is a fatty alcohol used in surfactants, lubricants, detergents, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Application

1-Hexadecanol has been used in preparation of:
  • (±)-2-methoxyheptadecanoic acid (fatty acid)
  • high-chain fatty acid esters of 1-hexadecanol, novel organic phase change material for thermal energy storage
  • hexadecane (alkane) in the presence of membrane fraction of Vibrio furnissii M1

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce 1-hexadecanol from xylose
Guo, et al.
Microbial cell factories, 15, 1-11 (2016)
Néstor M Carballeira et al.
Pure and applied chemistry. Chimie pure et appliquee, 84(9), 1867-1875 (2012-11-03)
The fatty acids (±)-2-methoxy-6Z-heptadecenoic acid (1), (±)-2-methoxy-6-heptadecynoic acid (2) and (±)-2-methoxyheptadecanoic acid (3) were synthesized and their inhibitory activity against the Leishmania DNA topoisomerase IB enzyme (LdTopIB) determined. Acids 1 and 2 were synthesized from 4-bromo-1-pentanol, the former in ten
Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to improve 1-hexadecanol production
Feng, et al.
Metabolic engineering, 27, 10-19 (2015)
High-chain fatty acid esters of 1-hexadecanol for low temperature thermal energy storage with phase change materials.
Aydin AA and Aydin A.
Solar Energy Mat. and Solar Cells, 96, 93-100 (2012)
Myong-Ok Park
Journal of bacteriology, 187(4), 1426-1429 (2005-02-03)
Alkane biosynthesis in the bacterium Vibrio furnissii M1 involves the synthesis of long-chain alkanes via 1-alcohol. Evidence for this novel pathway are the following. (i) Both even- and odd-carbon-number n-alkanes were produced from glucose, while only even-carbon-number fatty acids were

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