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Δ2-cis Eicosenoic Acid

Cayman Chemical Item Number 10007602

(CAS 93772-82-8)

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Δ2-cis Eicosenoic acid is an α,β-unsaturated fatty acid that has been extracted from fresh water clams and purified. A related compound, 2-octadecenoic acid, has been shown to improve liver function and decrease blood sugar in streptozocin-induced diabetic rats.1 Δ2-cis Eicosenoic acid and its salts have potential medicinal use for treating diabetes and improving lipid metabolism.

1. Iwamura, J., Hayashi, C., and Nozomu, T. Medicinal use of α,β-unsaturated fatty acids. App. 377,407 1-5 (1984).

Formal Name 2Z-​eicosenoic acid
CAS Number 93772-82-8
Molecular Formula C20H38O2
Formula Weight 310.5
Formulation A crystalline solid
Purity ≥98%
λmax 209 nm
Stability 2 years
Storage -20°C
Shipping Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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Δ2-cis Eicosenoic Acid is available in the following screening library:

Size Price Quantity Subtotal
5 mg $43.00 $0.00
10 mg $82.00 $0.00
50 mg $344.00 $0.00
100 mg $602.00 $0.00
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