Stearidonic acid

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Stearidonic acid
Stearidonic acid
Chemical name (6Z,9Z,12Z,15Z)-6,9,12,15-octadecatetraenoic acid
Chemical formula C18H28O2
Molecular mass 276.40 g/mol
CAS number [20290-75-9]
Density  ? g/cm3
Melting point  ? °C
Boiling point  ? °C
PubChem 5312508
SMILES OC(CCC/C=C\C/C=C\C/C=C\C/C=C\CC)=O
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Stearidonic acid is an ω-3 essential fatty acid, sometimes called moroctic acid. It is biosynthesized from alpha-linolenic acid by the enzyme delta-6 desaturase. Natural sources of this fatty acid are hemp seed and blackcurrant seed oils and spirulina.

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