hexadecanoic acid


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pal·mit·ic ac·id

(pal-mit'ik as'id),
A common 16-carbon saturated fatty acid occurring in palm oil and olive oil as well as many other fats and waxes; the end product of mammalian fatty acid synthase; CH3(CH2)14COOH.
Synonym(s): hexadecanoic acid

hexadecanoic acid

See palmitic acid.
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Certain fatty acids, for example benzoic acid, methyl ester; 1,4- benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester and hexadecanoic acid, methyl ester appear to increase in both susceptible and tolerant progenies, but more so in tolerant progenies.
The fatty acids which were identified in all the extracts except root bark were hexadecanoic acid (palmitic acid) and 9- octadecenoic acid (oleic acid) in the kernel meal.
The wax biosynthesis starts with hexadecanoic acid and long chain fatty acids with an even carbon number are produced by elongation.
Also, the constituent of Sideritis condensata species was hexadecanoic acid, and determined 9.
This fatty acid profiling revealed the occurrence of dodecanoic acid (C12:0), tetradecanoic acid (C14:0), 3-hydroxy tetradecanoic acid (3-OH C14:0) and hexadecanoic acid (C16:0) in the lipid A component of S.
However few studies were reported about the bioactive components underlying its cardiovascular activities of this herb, although tritriacontane, hexadecanoic acid, friedelin, table friedelanol, and sterols (Zhang and Zhang 1992), apigenin, quercetin, oleanolicacid, 2[alpha]-hydroxyoleanolic acid, 2[alpha]-hydroxyursolic acid, protocatechuic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid and p-hydroxycinnamic acid (Dai et al.