1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC)

DPPC (1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine), an amphipathic phosphocholine with two palmitic acids on its head-group, is used for gene and drug delivery formulations. Due to its excellent biodegradability, drug encapsulation capacity and the high cellular uptake when combined with other lipids, DPPC has become an ideal option for liposomal formulations. As a component of pulmonary surfactants, DPPC can reduce surface tension and is often used in studying bilayers found in human bodies. In addition, the lipid bilayer generation can be achieved by the combination of DOPC and DPPC. Furthermore, DPPC can be used alone or in combination with other phospholipid for effective drug encapsulation and delivery. Currently, DPPC has been applied to the preparation of thymoquinone liposomes, gold nanorods, calcium chloride encapsulated liposomes and bilayers for biophysical studies.

Molecular Formula: C40H80NO8P
Percent Composition: C 65.45%, H 10.98%, N 1.91%, O 17.44%, P 4.22%
Form: White powder|
Purity: 99%
Stability: 2 Years
Solubility: 25 mg/mL in chloroform
Storage Temperature: -20°C, protected from light and moisture
CAS No.: 63-89-8
Formula Weight: 734.06
Transition Temp: 4-25℃ temperature for up to 3 weeks
Shipped in: Dry ice
Hygroscopic: No
Light Sensitive: No

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