1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine

  • 1,2-Dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
  • Dipalmitoylglycerophosphocholine
  • Dipalmitoyl-L-a-lecithin
  • Dipalmitoyl-sn-3-phosphatidylcholine
  • (R)-(4-oxido-10-oxo-7-palmitoyl-3,5,9-trioxa-4-phosphapentacosyl)trimethylammonium 4-oxide
Formula
C40H80NO8P
Structure
Uses
Synthetic phospholipid used in liposomes and lipid bilayers to study biological membranes. It is also a major constituent of pulmonary surfactants.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
63-89-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-567-6
Merck
12,2540
Beilstein/Gmelin
1917966
Beilstein Reference
4-04-00-01463
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C40H80NO8P
Formula mass
734.05
Melting point, °C
62.1
Surface tension
68.4 g/s2 (37 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store at -20 C
Protection
Protective gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Wear dust mask.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Phosphorous oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
0
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, call a physician.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.