Phytanic Acid

Cayman Chemical Item Number 90360

(CAS 14721-66-5)

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Phytanic acid is a saturated 20-carbon branched-chain fatty acid which can only be derived from dietary sources. In cases of peroxisomal disorders, elevated levels of phytanic acid have been observed, and this is linked to diseases such as infantile phytanic acid storage disease and Refsum’s disease.1

1. Wanders, R.J.A., Boltshauser, E., Steinmann, B., et al. Infantile phytanic acid storage disease, a disorder of peroxisome biogenesis: A case report. J Neurol Sci 98 1-11 (1990).

Formal Name 3,​7,​11,​15-​tetramethylhexadecanoic acid
CAS Number 14721-66-5
Molecular Formula C20H40O2
Formula Weight 312.5
Formulation A solution in ethanol
Purity >96%
Stability 1 year
Storage -20°C
Shipping Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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Size Price Quantity Subtotal
5 mg $69.00 $0.00
10 mg $117.00 $0.00
25 mg $190.00 $0.00
50 mg $285.00 $0.00
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