Stearic Acid ethyl ester
Cayman Chemical Item Number 10008196
NSC 8919; Octadecoanoic acid ethyl ester; Ethyl Octadecanoate; Ethyl Stearate (CAS 111-61-5)
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
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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