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Methyl heptadecanoate

Methyl margarate; C17:0 Methyl ester

This odd numbered long-chain fatty acid is unusual in most biological systems and is therefore often useful as an internal standard.1 Heptadecanoic acid is found in trace amounts in the milk of ruminants as it is produced by bacterial flora in the rumen of ruminants.2 It can therefore be used as a biomarker of dairy fat intake. Heptadecanoic acid has been used as a comparison to palmitic acid in the study of pheromones because it cannot be converted to the pheromone.3
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1019 1 gram £187.50

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Property Value or Rating
Product Size 1 gram
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C18H36O2
CAS# 1731-92-6
Formula Weight 284
Solvent none
Source synthetic
Purity 99%
Analytical Methods GC, TLC
Solubility chloroform, ethanol, ethyl ether
Physical Appearance solid
Storage room temperature
Dry Ice No
Hazardous No

1. X. Persson et al. “Rapid measurement of plasma free fatty acid concentration and isotopic enrichment using LC/MS” Journal of Lipid Research, Vol. 51(9) pp. 2761-2765, 2010 
2. B. Vlaeminck et al. “Rumen odd and branched chain fatty acids in relation to in vitro rumen volatile fatty acid productions and dietary characteristics of incubated substrates” Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, Vol. 88 pp. 401-411, 2004 
3. H. Eltahlawy, J. Buckner, S. Foster “Evidence for two-step regulation of pheromone biosynthesis by the pheromone biosynthesis-activating neuropeptide in the moth Heliothis virescens” Arch Insect Biochem Physiol, Vol. 64(3) pp. 120-130, 2007

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