Dihomo-γ-Linolenic Acid ethyl ester
Item № 90236
CAS № 55968-21-3
Purity ≥98%
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  • Ethyl DGLA

Dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA) is a metabolite produced by chain elongation of the essential fatty acid γ-linolenic acid. Ethyl DGLA is an esterified version of the free acid which is less water soluble, but more amenable for the formulation of DGLA-containing diets and dietary supplements. DGLA has been advanced as a possible treatment for various inflammatory disorders.1,2 Evening primrose oil is a DGLA-rich nutraceutical which has been advocated for such uses.

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Formal Name 8Z,11Z,14Z-eicosatrienoic acid, ethyl ester
CAS Number 55968-21-3
  • Ethyl DGLA
Molecular Formula C22H38O2
Formula Weight 334.5
Purity ≥98%
Formulation A solution in ethanol
InChI Code 1S/C22H38O2/c1-3-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22(23)24-4-2/h8-9,11-12,14-15H,3-7,10,13,16-21H2,1-2H3/b9-8-,12-11-,15-14-

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Stability 1 year
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1. Yagaloff, K.A., Franco, L., Simko, B., et al. Essential fatty acids are antagonists of the leukotriene B4 receptor. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 52 293-297 (1995).

2. Schalin-Karrila, M., Mattila, L., Jansen, C.T., et al. Evening primrose oil in the treatment of atopic eczema: Effect on clinical status, plasma phospholipid fatty acids, and circulating blood prostaglandins. Br J Dermatol 117 11-19 (1987).

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