Overview

  • Product name

    Mead acid, Unsaturated fatty acid
  • Description

    Unsaturated fatty acid
  • Biological description

    Unsaturated (Omega-9) fatty acid. Elevated levels can indicate essential fatty acid deficiency. Shows immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory action. Active in vivo and in vitro.
  • Purity

    > 95%
  • CAS Number

    20590-32-3
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    Icosa-5,8,11-trienoic acid
  • Molecular weight

    306.50
  • Molecular formula

    C20H34O2
  • PubChem identifier

    4028
  • Storage instructions

    Store at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in water to 5 mM (with warming) and in ethanol to 25 mM
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • SMILES

    CCCCCCCCC=CCC=CCC=CCCCC(=O)O
  • Source

    Synthetic

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Casado ME  et al. Hormone-sensitive lipase deficiency disturbs the fatty acid composition of mouse testis. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 88:227-33 (2013). Read more (PubMed: 23369366) »
  • Msika O  et al. NGF blocks polyunsaturated fatty acids biosynthesis in n-3 fatty acid-supplemented PC12 cells. Biochim Biophys Acta 1821:1022-30 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22564256) »
  • Lefkowith JB  et al. Essential fatty acid deficiency: a new look at an old problem. Prostaglandins Leukot Med 23:123-7 (1986). Read more (PubMed: 3020581) »

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