Cayman is a manufacturer, supplier, and vendor of biochemical reagents,
assay kits, forensic chemistry standards, antibodies, and proteins for
scientific research. Analytical testing services and custom synthesis are
Cayman Chemical Company
· 1180 East Ellsworth Road
· Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Phytomonic acid is a saturated fatty acid found mainly in a gram-negative bacteria, L. arabinosus,1 but also in protozoa and in the seed oil of B. coccineus (Connaraceae).2 Its cyclopropane ring structure has some properties of a double bond, and it may serve to regulate cell membrane fluidity.3
1.Hofmann, K., and Tausig, F.On the identity of phytomonic and lactobacillic acids. A reinvestigation of the fatty acid spectrum of agrobacterium (phytomonas) tumefaciens. J Biol Chem425-432(1954).
2.Spencer, G.F., Payne-Wahl, K., Plattner, R.D., et al. Lactobacillic and methyl-branched olefinic acids in Byrsocarpus coccineus seed oil. Lipids14(1)72-74(1978).
3.Teixeira, H., Gonçalves, M.G., Rozès, N., et al. Lactobacillic acid accumulation in the plasma membrane of Oenococcus oeni: A response to ethanol stress?Microb Ecol43146-153(2002).
Cayman Chemical Company regularly evaluates our shipping methods to ensure product stability is maintained and our corporate environmental impact is minimized. Products selected for review are evaluated and shipping methods are certified by our Scientists. While occasionally our method of shipping a product may change, rest assured the shipping conditions on all Cayman Chemical products have been reviewed and validated.
Upon receipt, it is important to check the storage requirements of your products and place them at the appropriate temperature. Products shipped without ice may require frozen storage for long term stability.
Cayman Chemical was formed over thirty years ago by demonstrating the value of naturally growing gorgonian corals as a renewable, economically viable source of prostaglandins. Today we operate our business knowing that we owe our start to the renewable resources our environment had provided. As Cayman Chemical continues to grow we consistently evaluate our business processes to ensure we are operating at the highest environmental standards.