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Pentadecanoic acid

C15:0 Fatty acid

This high purity, odd numbered, long-chain fatty acid is uncommon in most biological systems and is therefore often useful as an internal standard or biomarker.1 Pentadecanoic acid is present naturally in bovine milk where it is produced by bacteria in the rumen and it is useful as a biomarker for milk fat consumption.2 It is also present in some bacteria and fungi and in trace amounts in some plant oils.
Cat# Size Price Qty Buy
1012 1 gram £135.94

Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 1 gram
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C15H30O2
CAS# 1002-84-2
Formula Weight 242
Source synthetic
Purity 99%
Analytical Methods GC, TLC
Solubility chloroform, ethanol, ethyl ether
Physical Appearance solid
Storage room temperature

1. C. Skeaff et al. “Dietary-Induced Changes in Fatty Acid Composition of Human Plasma, Platelet, and Erythrocyte Lipids Follow a Similar Time Course” The Journal of Nutrition, vol. 136 pp. 565-569, 2006 
2. A. Smedman et al. “Pentadecanoic acid in serum as a marker for intake of milk fat: relations between intake of milk fat and metabolic risk factors” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 69 pp. 22-29, 1999

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