Myristic Acid

Myristic acid, also called tetradecanoic acid, is a common saturated fatty acid with the molecular formula CH3(CH2)12COOH. A myristate is a salt or ester of myristic acid. Myristic acid is named after the nutmeg Myristica fragrans.

Parameter Value

CAS Number

544-63-8 

Chemical formula

C14H28O2

Molar mass

228.38 g·mol−1

Density

1.03 g/cm3 (−3 °C)
0.99 g/cm3 (24 °C)
0.8622 g/cm3 (54 °C)

Melting point

54.4 °C (129.9 °F; 327.5 K) 

Boiling point

326.2 °C (619.2 °F; 599.3 K) at 760 mmHg
250 °C (482 °F; 523 K)
at 100 mmHg[4]
218.3 °C (424.9 °F; 491.4 K)
at 32 mmHg

Solubility in water

13 mg/L (0 °C)
20 mg/L (20 °C)
24 mg/L (30 °C)
33 mg/L (60 °C)

Solubility

Soluble in alcohol, acetates, C6H6, haloalkanes, phenyls, nitros[5]

Chemical formula

C14H28O2

Molar mass

228.38 g·mol−1

Density

1.03 g/cm3 (−3 °C)
0.99 g/cm3 (24 °C)
0.8622 g/cm3 (54 °C)

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