Arachidonic Acid

  • CAT Number: R001993
  • CAS Number: 506-32-1
  • Molecular Formula: C20H32O2
  • Molecular Weight: 304.474
  • Purity: 99%
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Arachidonic acid (Cat.No:R001993) is an unsaturated, essential fatty acid. It is found in animal and human fat as well as in the liver, brain, and glandular organs, and is a constituent of animal phosphatides. It is formed by the synthesis from dietary linoleic acid and is a precursor in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes.

Catalog Number R001993
CAS Number 506-32-1

(5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic Acid; (all-Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic Acid; 5,8,11,14-all-cis-EicosaA765000, tetraenoicmmunocytophyte; Immunocytophyte; all-cis-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic Acid; cis-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic Acid; ?

Molecular Formula


Purity 99
Storage -20°C
IUPAC Name (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid
InChI InChI=1S/C20H32O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20(21)22/h6-7,9-10,12-13,15-16H,2-5,8,11,14,17-19H2,1H3,(H,21,22)/b7-6-,10-9-,13-12-,16-15-

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