My watch list  

Stearidonic acid

Stearidonic acid
Chemical name (6Z,9Z,12Z,15Z)-6,9,12,15-octadecatetraenoic acid
Chemical formula C18H28O2
Molecular mass 276.40 g/mol
CAS number [20290-75-9]
Density  ? g/cm3
Melting point  ? °C
Boiling point  ? °C
PubChem 5312508
Disclaimer and references

Stearidonic acid is an ω-3 essential fatty acid, sometimes called moroctic acid. It is biosynthesized from alpha-linolenic acid by the enzyme delta-6 desaturase. Natural sources of this fatty acid are hemp seed and blackcurrant seed oils and spirulina.

See also

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Stearidonic_acid". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE