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Methyl myristate

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Methyl tetradecanoate, Myristic acid methyl ester
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analytical standard

Quality Level


≥99.5% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.436 (lit.)
n20/D 1.438


323 °C (lit.)


18 °C (lit.)


0.855 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)



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room temp

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General description

Methyl myristate is a methyl ester of the long-chain saturated fatty acid, myristic Acid. It is generally used with methyl laurate as a lubricant for textiles, metalworking, and agricultural applications.


This analytical standard can also be used as follows:

  • Comparative analysis of gas chromatography-combustion-mass spectrometry and gas chromatography-flame ionization detector methods for the determination of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) in biodiesel samples
  • Gas chromatography-tandem differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) based separation and quantification of 16 methyl- and ethyl- fatty acid esters from biodiesel samples
  • Analysis of coffee oil and residue obtained from roasted coffee beans to determine the composition of 11 fatty acids following their methyl esterification by gas chromatography coupled with a flame ionization detector (GC-FID)
  • Simultaneous determination of fatty acids in bovine colostrum samples by GC-FID after their derivatization to ester forms using an acidic catalyst boron trifluoride
  • Separation and quantification of eight fatty acids after their derivatization to methyl esters in the oil extracted from the leaves of Abutilon hirtum (Lam.) by GC-MS

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Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids




233.6 °F - closed cup


112.0 °C - closed cup


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Zweig G and Sherma J
New and Updated Methods: Analytical Methods for Pesticides and Plant Growth Regulators, Band 10 (2017)
Handbook of Green Chemicals (2004)
C Gherman et al.
Talanta, 53(1), 253-262 (2008-10-31)
A rapid extraction procedure for fingerprint chromatogram of different types of Mentha piperita L. (Labiatae family) is presented. The extracts were analysed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The main volatile compounds identified by the gas chromatography-mass spectrometric
Balasubramanian Narasimhan et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 16(11), 3023-3029 (2006-03-24)
A series of esters and amides of myristic acid was synthesized and tested in vitro for antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. All the compounds showed activity comparable to that of the standard drug, ciprofloxacin. The structural characteristics governing
Xian-Guo Zou et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 62(43), 10594-10603 (2014-10-10)
In the present study, a human milk fat substitute (HMFS) enriched in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) was synthesized through acidolysis reaction from Cinnamomum camphora seed oil (CCSO) with oleic acid in a solvent-free system. A commercial immobilized lipase, Lipozyme RM


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