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cis-Parinaric Acid

Item № 71430
CAS № 18427-44-6
Purity >95%
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                (CAS 18427-44-6)
     500 µg $99.00 0.00
     1 mg $188.00 0.00
     5 mg $792.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-07-17. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • α-Parinaric Acid

cis-Parinaric acid is a naturally occurring polyunsaturated fatty acid containing an unusual conjugated (Z,E,E,Z) tetraene. This chromophore provides for a natural fluorescence at 432 nm with an excitation wavelength at 320 nm. cis-Parinaric acid occurs naturally in the seeds of the Makita tree, a tropical rainforest tree indigenous to Fiji. Makita seeds are inedible, and this toxicity may be due at least in part to the unstable conjugated fatty acids, including cis-parinaric acid, contained within the seed. cis-Parinaric acid has been used for the measurement of phospholipase activity, lipase activity, and as an indicator of lipid peroxidation.1,2,3,4

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Technical Information
Formal Name
9Z,11E,13E,15Z-octadecatetraenoic acid
CAS Number
  • α-Parinaric Acid
Molecular Formula
Formula Weight
A crystalline solid
292, 305, 319 nm
InChI Code
InChI Key
Side Chain Carbon Sum

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Dry ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
≥ 2 years
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References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Wolf, C., Sagaert, L., and Bereziat, G. A sensitive assay of phospholipase using the fluorescent probe 2-parinaroyllecithin Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 99, 275-283 (1981).

2. Beisson, F., Ferté, N., Nari, J., et al. Use of naturally fluorescent triacylglycerols from Parinari glaberrimum to detect low lipase activities from Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings Journal of Lipid Research 40, 2313-2321 (1999).

3. McGuire, S.O., James-Kracke, M.R., Sun, G.Y., et al. An esterification protocol for cis-parinaric acid-determined lipid peroxidation in immune cells Lipids 32, 219-226 (1997).

4. de Hingh, Y.C.M., Meyer, J., Fischer, J.C., et al. Direct measurement of lipid peroxidation in submitochondrial particles Biochemistry 34, 12755-12760 (1995).

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