Myristic Acid ethyl ester
Cayman Chemical Item Number 10008197
NSC 8917; Ethyl Tetradecanoate; Ethyl Myristate (CAS 124-06-1)
Myristic acid is a saturated fatty acid commonly found in animal and vegetable fats that is frequently used in cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings. It increases low density lipoprotein cholesterol making it one of the most hypercholesterolemic of the saturated fatty acids.1 Myristic acid ethyl ester is a more hydrophobic form of the free acid. It is a marker of excessive ethanol consumption that can be isolated from the hair of an individual.2
1. Hughes, T.A., Heimberg, M., Wang, X., et al. Comparative lipoprotein metabolism of myristate, palmitate, and stearate in normolipidemic men. Metabolism 45(9) 1108-1118 (1996).
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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