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Palmitic acid is a fatty acid with a 16-carbon chain. It is the most common saturated fatty acid found in animals, plants and microorganisms. Its chemical formula is CH3(CH2)14COOH, and its C:D is 16:0. It is a major component of the oil from the fruit of oil palms, making up to 44% of total fats. Meats, cheeses, butter, and other dairy products also contain palmitic acid, amounting to 50–60% of total fats. Palmitates are the salts and esters of palmitic acid. The palmitate anion is the observed form of palmitic acid at physiologic pH (7.4). Palmitic acid is the most common SFA found in plants, animals, and many microorganisms. Major sources of C16:0 are palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, and milk fat.   Wikipedia

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1-hexyldecanoic acid | 1-pentadecanecarboxylic acid | fat | hexadecanoate | hexadecanoic acid | hexadecoic acid | hexadecylic acid | hexaectylic acid | palmitate | palmitic acid | palmitinic acid | palmitinsaeure


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