Palmitic acid

Palmitic acid [CH3(CH2)14COOH] - high saturated fatty acid; crystals, temperature melting 63,1°, insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents. Palmitic acid is a member of almost all fats and oils (in the form of triglycerides) and waxes (in the form of higher alcohols ethers).
Cm. also Fatty acids.