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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.
Expert's answer
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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