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62170 Sigma

Linolenic acid

~70% (GC)

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 57651877

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Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Eicosanoids (Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes), Fatty Acid Metabolism, Fatty Acyls,
InChI Key   DTOSIQBPPRVQHS-PDBXOOCHSA-N
assay   ~70% (GC)
impurities   ~25% linoleic acid
  ~5% oleic acid
refractive index   n20/D 1.477
  n20/D 1.480(lit.)
bp   230-232 °C/1 mmHg(lit.)
mp   -11 °C(lit.)
density   0.914 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°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.

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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

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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...
BioFiles 2007, 2.2, 14.
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory agents, Biochemistry, Cardiovascular, Clinical, Degradations, Esterifications, Immunology, Inflammation, Lipid Metabolism, Metabolism, Metabolites, Methods, Nutrition, Oxidations, Transcription

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