Stearic Acid ethyl ester
Item № 10008196
CAS № 111-61-5
Purity >98%
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Description
Synonyms
  • Ethyl Octadecanoate
  • Ethyl Stearate
  • NSC 8919
  • Octadecoanoic acid ethyl ester

Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid commonly found in animal and vegetable fats that is frequently used in cosmetics, candles, soaps, plastics, oil pastels, and for softening rubber. Stearic acid ethyl ester (ethyl stearate) is the neutral, more lipid soluble form of the free acid. It perturbs the cell cycle and induces apoptosis in HepG2 cells and is a marker of excessive alcohol consumption that can be isolated from an individual’s hair.1,2

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Technical Information
Formal Name octadecanoic acid, ethyl ester
CAS Number 111-61-5
Synonyms
  • Ethyl Octadecanoate
  • Ethyl Stearate
  • NSC 8919
  • Octadecoanoic acid ethyl ester
Molecular Formula C20H40O2
Formula Weight 312.5
Purity >98%
Formulation A solution in ethanol
SMILES CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(OCC)=O
InChI Code 1S/C20H40O2/c1-3-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20(21)22-4-2/h3-19H2,1-2H3
InChI Key MVLVMROFTAUDAG-UHFFFAOYSA-N

WARNING - This product is not for human or veterinary use.

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Stability As supplied, 1 year from the QC date provided on the Certificate of Analysis, when stored properly
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1. Aydin, A., Celik, H.A., Deveci, R., et al. Induction of apoptosis by fatty acid ethyl esters in HepG2 cells. Food Chem Toxicol 43 139-145 (2005).

2. Hartwig, S., Auwärter, V., and Pragst, F. Fatty acid ethyl esters in scalp, public, axillary, beard and body hair as markers for alcohol misuse. Alcohol Alcohol 38(2) 163-167 (2003).

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