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Palmitic Acid


Synonyms: Hexandecanoic Acid; Pentadecanecarboxylic acid; Emersol;
De: Palmitinsäure Es(Pt): ácido palmítico Fr: l'acide palmitique Ru: пальмитиновая кислота Ja: パルミチン酸
CAS No.: 57-10-3
EINECS No.: 200-312-9

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Molecular Weight: 256.42
Molecular Formula: C16H32O2
Structural Formula: palmitic acid

Melting Point: 63 °C

Boiling Point: 351.5 °C (1atm)

Flashing Point: >110°C
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in ethanol, diethyl ether, chloroform, acetic acid


Palmitic acid is mainly applied as precipitant, water-repellent, analytic reagent, cosmetic ingredient, food flavour, also used to manufacture anionic/nonionic surfactant, lubricant additive, softener, emulsifier etc. Palmitic acid supplied by Wanjie International are specially used as a binary acid activator in solder flux to remove metal oxides in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) process.


Appearance white crystalline powder
Purity 98.0% min.
Melting Point 61°C to 65°C
Acidity (mg KOH/g) 217 to 230
Iodine Value (g I2/100g) 0.5 max.
Color (APHA) 40 max.


Standard Packaging

25kgs/fiber drum, on pallets.

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Risks and Safety Information

Not regulated as dangerous goods

Risk Phrase: R36/37/38

Safety Phrase:S26, S37/39, S36

Warning: Irritant


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