Answer to Question #15432 in Physical Chemistry for Sarah

Question #15432
Does aluminium interact with palmitate in solution?
For context I am conducting an experiment on isolated mitochondria. Measuring the effects of aluminium and palmitate on respiration. I am seeing something but I am not sure if the two molecules are simply binding together and precipitating out into solution or if they are actually affecting part of the ETC.
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Expert's answer
2012-09-28T07:18:14-0400
Yes,Aluminium can react with palmitat and form Al(C16H31O2)·H2O An aluminum
soap used in waterproofing fabrics, paper, and leather and as a drier in
paints.But it is not precipitate it can form some not soluble complexes ,but
aluminum palmitate is soluble compound

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