Stearidonic Acid methyl ester

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Moroctic Acid methyl ester (CAS 73097-00-4)

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Stearidonic Acid (18:4ω-3) is a rare polyunsaturated fatty acid of the ω-3 series. In normal humans, it represents less than 0.25% of serum phospholipid fatty acids.1 It is present in certain natural oils such as echium and black currant seed, and to the extent that these oils are incorporated into nutraceuticals, stearidonic acid can become a significant polyunsaturate in the human diet. Stearidonic acid methyl ester is an ester version of the free acid that is less water soluble, but more amenable for the formulation of stearidonate-containing diets and dietary supplements.

1. Holman, R.T. Control of polyunsaturated acids in tissue lipids. J Am Coll Cardiol 5 183-211 (1986).

  • Moroctic Acid methyl ester
Formal Name 6Z,​9Z,​12Z,​15Z-​octadecatetraenoic acid,​ methyl ester
CAS Number 73097-00-4
Molecular Formula C19H30O2
Formula Weight 290.4
Formulation A solution in methanol
Purity ≥98%
Stability 1 year
Storage -20°C
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Size Price Quantity Subtotal
1 mg $69.00 $0.00
5 mg $311.00 $0.00
10 mg $552.00 $0.00
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