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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/REAXYS Number 1727693

  •  EC Number 207-334-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00065720

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329759716

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Fatty Acids,
Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
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.)
Featured Industry   Food and Beverages
format   neat
functional group   carboxylic acid
  oleic acid
storage temp.   −20°C
SMILES string   CC/C=C\C/C=C\C/C=C\CCCCCCCC(O)=O
InChI   1S/C18H30O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18(19)20/h3-4,6-7,9-10H,2,5,8,11-17H2,1H3,(H,19,20)/b4-3-,7-6-,10-9-
InChI key   DTOSIQBPPRVQHS-PDBXOOCHSA-N

Description

Application

Linolenic acid has been used in the semisynthesis of lipo-alkaloids derived from aconitine, which may act as anti-inflammatory agents.

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

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.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C - closed cup
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...
BioFiles 2007, 2.2, 14.
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory agents, Biochemistry, Cardiovascular, Clinical, Degradations, Esterifications, Immunology, Inflammation, Lipid Metabolism, Metabolism, Metabolites, Methods, Nutrition, Oxidations, Transcription

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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