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P4060

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Phytanic acid

≥96%, mixture of isomers

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Synonym(s):
3,7,11,15-Tetramethylhexadecanoic acid, NSC 108698, Phytanoic acid
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C20H40O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
312.53
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

synthetic (organic)

Quality Level

Assay

≥96%

form

liquid

functional group

carboxylic acid

lipid type

saturated FAs

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC(C)CCCC(C)CCCC(C)CCCC(C)CC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C20H40O2/c1-16(2)9-6-10-17(3)11-7-12-18(4)13-8-14-19(5)15-20(21)22/h16-19H,6-15H2,1-5H3,(H,21,22)

InChI key

RLCKHJSFHOZMDR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Phytanic acid ≥96%, mixture of isomers

Sigma-Aldrich

P4060

Phytanic acid

Heptadecanoic acid ≥98%

Sigma-Aldrich

H3500

Heptadecanoic acid

assay

≥96%

assay

≥95%

assay

≥99%

assay

≥98%

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

powder

functional group

carboxylic acid

functional group

ester (methyl)

functional group

carboxylic acid

functional group

carboxylic acid

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

room temp

Pictograms

Exclamation mark

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Lars I Hellgren
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1190, 42-49 (2010-04-15)
Phytanic acid is a multibranched fatty acid with reported retinoid X receptor (RXR) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-alpha) agonist activity, which have been suggested to have preventive effects on metabolic dysfunctions. Serum level in man is strongly correlated to the
D M van den Brink et al.
Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, 63(15), 1752-1765 (2006-06-27)
Phytanic acid is a branched-chain fatty acid that accumulates in a variety of metabolic disorders. High levels of phytanic acid found in patients can exceed the millimolar range and lead to severe symptoms. Degradation of phytanic acid takes place by
R J Wanders et al.
Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology, 60(11), 1021-1031 (2001-11-15)
Refsum disease was first recognized as a distinct disease entity by Sigvald Refsum in the 1940s. The discovery of markedly elevated levels of the branched-chain fatty acid phytanic acid in certain patients marked Refsum disease as a disorder of lipid
J F Young et al.
Meat science, 95(4), 904-911 (2013-05-22)
Meat is an integral part of the human diet. Besides essential amino acids and nutritive factors of high quality and availability, meat provides often overlooked components of importance for human health. These are amino acids and bioactive compounds that may
Ronald J A Wanders et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1811(9), 498-507 (2011-06-21)
Phytanic acid (3,7,11,15-tetramethylhexadecanoic acid) is a branched-chain fatty acid which cannot be beta-oxidized due to the presence of the first methyl group at the 3-position. Instead, phytanic acid undergoes alpha-oxidation to produce pristanic acid (2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecanoic acid) plus CO(2). Pristanic acid

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