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62160 Sigma-Aldrich

Linolenic acid

analytical standard

Synonym: α-Lnn, cis,cis,cis-9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid

  • CAS Number 463-40-1

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2CH=CH)3(CH2)7CO2H

  • Molecular Weight 278.43

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1727693

  •  EC Number 207-334-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00065720

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24882198

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Applications, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology,
grade   analytical standard
InChI Key   DTOSIQBPPRVQHS-PDBXOOCHSA-N
assay   ≥98.5% (GC)
form   neat
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
refractive index   n20/D 1.480(lit.)
  n20/D 1.480
bp   230-232 °C/1 mmHg(lit.)
mp   -11 °C(lit.)
density   0.914 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
format   neat
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

An ω-3 fatty acid that serves as a precursor to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) but not docosahexaenoic acid. Conversion is greater in women than men, and conversely, β-oxidation metabolism is greater in men than women.

Other Notes

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Application

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Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C
Protocols & Articles

Articles

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Disease

The potential for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease through increased dietary intake of omega-3 (w-3) fish oils is not a recent scientific discovery. A historically important stu...
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Keywords: Anti-inflammatory agents, Biochemistry, Cardiovascular, Clinical, Degradations, Esterifications, Immunology, Inflammation, Lipid Metabolism, Metabolism, Metabolites, Methods, Nutrition, Oxidations, Transcription

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