palmitamide MEA
hexadecanamide, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-


Name: N-(2-hydroxyethyl)hexadecanamide
CAS Number: 544-31-0Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg: 208-867-9
Nikkaji Web: J6.414I
MDL: MFCD00020562
XlogP3-AA: 6.20 (est)
Molecular Weight: 299.49829000
Formula: C18 H37 N O2
BioActivity Summary: listing
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Category: cosmetic agents
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Physical Properties:
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: 98.50 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 461.50 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Flash Point: 451.00 °F. TCC ( 232.90 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 5.820 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 0.4431 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng: cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: antistatic agents
foam boosting agents
viscosity controlling agents
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Chemical-navi - Nikkol
Odor: characteristic
Use: Pearlizing agent for rinses.
EMD Millipore
For experimental / research use only.
Jiangyin Healthway
New functional food ingredients
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Palmitoylethanolamide >99%
Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma
For experimental / research use only.
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
Category: cosmetic agents
Recommendation for palmitamide MEA usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for palmitamide MEA flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
EPI System: View search
Cancer Citations: Search
Toxicology Citations: Search
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA): 544-31-0
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 4671
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
WGK Germany: 2
Chemidplus: 0000544310
RTECS: ML8950000 for cas# 544-31-0
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid): 4671
Pubchem (sid): 135020181
Other Information:
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
Videos: The Periodic Table of Videos
tgsc: Atomic Weights use for this web site
(IUPAC): Periodic Table of the Elements
KEGG (GenomeNet): C16512
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database): HMDB13078
FooDB: FDB001087
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Wikipedia: View
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Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
 antistatic agents 
 viscosity controlling agents 
Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
 not found in nature
 amides, C16-18 and C18-branched, unsatd, N-(hydroxyethyl)
 hexadecanamide, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-
 hexadecanoic acid (2-hydroxy-ethyl)-amide
 hexadecanoyl ethanolamide
 loramine P 256
 nikkol PMEA
 palmitic acid monoethanolamide
 palmitoyl ethanolamide
used as prophylactic in helping to prevent respiratory viral infection. Isol. from soybean lecithin, egg yolk and peanut meal
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