Agent Name

Methyl palmitate

CAS Number

112-39-0

Formula

C17-H34-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Hexadecanoic acid, methyl ester; Metholene 2216; Methyl hexadecanoate; Methyl n-hexadecanoate; Palmitic acid, methyl ester; Uniphat A60; n-Hexadecanoic acid methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Colorless liquid; mp = 29.5 deg C; [Hawley] Clear liquid; mp = 26-29 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in flowers of the Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), clove essential oil, cassava, gari, farine, clams, short neck clams, and corbicula; Used to make detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, stabilizers, resins, lubricants, plasticizers, and animal feeds, [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.04E-5 mm Hg

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