Phytomonic Acid

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Lactobacillic Acid (CAS 503-06-0)

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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 Chem 425-432 (1954).

2. Spencer, G.F., Payne-Wahl, K., Plattner, R.D., et al. Lactobacillic and methyl-branched olefinic acids in Byrsocarpus coccineus seed oil. Lipids 14(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 Ecol 43 146-153 (2002).

  • Lactobacillic Acid
Formal Name 2-​hexyl-​cyclopropanedecanoic acid
CAS Number 503-06-0
Molecular Formula C19H36O2
Formula Weight 296.5
Formulation A solution in ethanol
Purity ≥98%
Stability 1 year
Storage -20°C
Shipping Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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Size Price Quantity Subtotal
1 mg $54.00 $0.00
5 mg $243.00 $0.00
10 mg $432.00 $0.00
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