DPPC (16:0 PC)


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Product Description

1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, DPPC (16:0 PC) is a phosphatidylcholine with palmitoyl (hexadecanoyl) acyl groups. It derives from an octadecanoic acid.

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is generally the most abundant lipid in animal cell membranes providing structural framework. PC is more common in the outer leaflet where it functions as part of the permeability barrier. PC is also the primary substrate of Phospholipase D enzymes which produce the signaling lipids – phosphatidic acid and lysophosphatidic acid.

DPPC is majorly used in the synthesizing liposomes. It is also used in small unilamellar vesicles (SUVs) synthesis.

Additional information

Package size

500mg, 1g, 5g

Molecular Formula                                 C40H80NO8P
Percent Composition                              C 65.45%, H 10.98%, N 1.91%, O 17.44%, P 4.22%
Purity                                                         >95%
Storage Temperature                              -20°C
CAS Number                                            63-89-8
Formula Weight                                      734.039
Exact Mass                                               733.562
Synonyms                                                 1,2-dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, DPPC, PC(16:0/16:0)