Stearic Acid ethyl ester

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NSC 8919; Octadecoanoic acid ethyl ester; Ethyl Octadecanoate; Ethyl Stearate (CAS 111-61-5)

Stearic Acid ethyl ester (CAS 111-61-5)

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Description

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).

Synonyms
  • NSC 8919
  • Octadecoanoic acid ethyl ester
  • Ethyl Octadecanoate
  • Ethyl Stearate
Formal Name octadecanoic acid,​ ethyl ester
CAS Number 111-61-5
Molecular Formula C20H40O2
Formula Weight 312.5
Formulation A solution in ethanol
Purity >98%
Stability 1 year
Storage -20°C
Shipping Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
SMILES
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CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(OCC)​=O
InCHI Code
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​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
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MVLVMROFTAUDAG-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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