Agent Name

Phosphatidylethanolamine

Alternative Name

Cephalins

CAS Number

39382-08-6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cephalins; [ChemIDplus] Kephalins; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Description

Yellowish solid; [Merck Index] Highly hygroscopic solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A significant component of nervous tissue; Used as a clinical reagent for liver function tests and as a local hemostatic; [Merck Index] "Phosphatidylethanolamines (sometimes abbreviated PE) are a class of phospholipids found in biological membranes." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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