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Forms Liposomes in Aqueous Media

DOPC is a synthetic phosphocholine which forms liposomes in aqueous media, alone or in combination with other lipids.

Chemical Structure

DOPC - Chemical Structure

MW  786.11
CAS No.: 4235-95-4
Product Identification: DOPC
  • 1,2-Dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
  • 18:1-PC (cis)
DOPC is a naturally occurring phospholipid which is synthesized under cGMP.

Solubility of DOPC
DOPC is soluble in most organic solvents.

Key Specifications
  • Appearance: white solid which contains no foreign matter
  • Assay (HPLC): 98 to 102% calculated on anhydrous and solvent free basis
  • Purity (HPLC 200nm) Not lower than 99% area
  • Oleic acid not more than 0.5% area
Other specifications such as Bioburden, Endotoxin Content, Identification, Heavy Metals, Sulfated Ash, Related Substances and Residual Solvents on request.
Stability & Storage
In the closed original container the product can be stored in a dry place and at 5°C for 18 months from the date of manufacture.

Remark: Currently stability testing indicates no change of quality after 18 months at 25°C/65% r.h.
EMD Millipore Eprova’s DOPC is packaged in polyethylene bags in fibre drums. The inner bag is made up of low-density food grade polyethylene and corresponds to FDA requirements. The outer bag is made up of aluminum-polyethylene composite foil which protects the product against humidity and air.
For full safety information, necessary precautions and proper handling, please refer to the respective Safety Data Sheet (SDS).