Dihomo-γ-Linolenic Acid ethyl ester

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Ethyl DGLA (CAS 55968-21-3)

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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.

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).

  • Ethyl DGLA
Formal Name 8Z,​11Z,​14Z-​eicosatrienoic acid,​ ethyl ester
CAS Number 55968-21-3
Molecular Formula C22H38O2
Formula Weight 334.5
Formulation A solution in ethanol
Purity ≥98%
Stability 1 year
Storage -20°C
Shipping Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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100 mg $95.00 $0.00
500 mg $428.00 $0.00
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