Docosatetraenoic acid

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Adrenic acid
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IUPAC name
7Z,10Z,13Z,16Z-docosatetraenoic acid
28874-58-0 YesY
ChemSpider 4593749 N
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PubChem 5497181
Molar mass 332.5 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Docosatetraenoic acid designates any straight chain 22:4 fatty acid. (See essential fatty acid for nomenclature.)

One isomer is of particular interest:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Martinez M (1992). "Tissue levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids during early human development". J Pediatr 120 (4 Pt 2): S129–38. doi:10.1016/S0022-3476(05)81247-8. PMID 1532827. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ferretti, A., Flanagan, V.P. Mass spectrometric evidence for the conversion of exogenous adrenate to dihomo-prostaglandins by seminal vesicle cyclo-oxygenase. A comparative study of two animal species. J Chromatogr 383 241-250 (1986).
  • Sprecher, H., VanRollins, M., Sun, F., et al. Dihomo-prostaglandins and -thromboxane. A prostaglandin family from adrenic acid that may be preferentially synthesized in the kidney. J Biol Chem 257 3912-3918 (1982).