Tripalmitin

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Description

A glyceryl ester of palmitic acid. Palmitin is found in palm oil and animal fats.

Synonyms and Related Terms

palmitin; 1,2,3-propanetriol tris(hexadecanoate); palmitic triglyceride; glycerol tripalmitate

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Soluble in ether, benzene, chloroform. Insoluble in water, alcohol.

Composition C3H5(OOC16H31)3
CAS 555-44-2
Melting Point 66-67
Density 0.873
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 807.33
Refractive Index 1.4381
Boiling Point 310-320

Hazards and Safety

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 9865
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998