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Substance Name: Myristic acid [NF]
RN: 544-63-8
UNII: 0I3V7S25AW
InChIKey: TUNFSRHWOTWDNC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • A saturated 14-carbon fatty acid occurring in most animal and vegetable fats, particularly butterfat and coconut, palm, and nutmeg oils. It is used to synthesize flavor and as an ingredient in soaps and cosmetics. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Molecular Formula

  • C14-H28-O2

Molecular Weight

  • 228.3732
 

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  • Skin / Eye Irritant
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Myristic acid
  • Myristic acid [NF]
  • Tetradecanoic acid

MeSH Heading

  • Myristic acid

Synonyms

  • 1-Tridecanecarboxylic acid
  • 4-02-00-01126 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)
  • AI3-15381
  • BRN 0508624
  • C14 fatty acid
  • CCRIS 4724
  • Crodacid
  • EINECS 208-875-2
  • Emery 655
  • FEMA No. 2764
  • HSDB 5686
  • Hydrofol acid 1495
  • Hystrene 9014
  • Myristic acid
  • Myristic acid (natural)
  • n-Tetradecan-1-oic acid
  • n-Tetradecanoic acid
  • n-Tetradecoic acid
  • Neo-fat 14
  • NSC 5028
  • Tetradecanoic acid
  • UNII-0I3V7S25AW
  • Univol U 316S

Systematic Names

  • Myristic acid
  • Myristic acid, pure
  • Tetradecanoic acid

Superlist Name

  • Myristic acid

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 544-63-8

FDA UNII

  • 0I3V7S25AW

Other Registry Number

  • 45184-05-2

System Generated Number

  • 0000544638

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C14H28O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14(15)16/h2-13H2,1H3,(H,15,16)

InChIKey

TUNFSRHWOTWDNC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Smiles

C(CCCCCCCC)CCCCC(=O)O

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intravenous 43mg/kg (43mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: CONVULSIONS OR EFFECT ON SEIZURE THRESHOLD Acta Pharmacologica et Toxicologica. Vol. 18, Pg. 141, 1961.
rat LD50 oral > 10gm/kg (10000mg/kg)   American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 37, Pg. 251, 1976.

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 53.9 deg C   EXP
Boiling Point 326.2 deg C   EXP
log P (octanol-water) 6.11 (none)   EXP
Water Solubility 1.07 mg/L 25 EXP
Henry's Law Constant 4.95E-07 atm-m3/mole 25 EST
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 1.68E-11 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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