Bosseopentaenoic acid

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Bosseopentaenoic acid
Bosseopentaenoic acid structure.svg
IUPAC name
(5Z,8Z,10E,12E,14Z)-Eicosapentaenoic acid
Other names
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ChemSpider 10475853 N
Molar mass 302.46 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Bosseopentaenoic acid is a conjugated polyunsaturated fatty acid. Bosseopentaenoic acid can be extracted from the red coralline algae, Bossiella orbigniana.[1] The first total synthesis of methyl bosseopentaenoate by consecutive palladium-catalyzed reactions was reported in 2011.[2]


  1. ^ Burgess, J.R.; De la Rosa, R.I.; Jacobs, R.S.; Butler, A (1991). "A new eicosapentaenoic acid formed from arachidonic acid in the coralline red algae Bossiella orbigniana". Lipids. 26 (2): 1057–1059. doi:10.1007/BF02544012. 
  2. ^ Mohamed, Y. M. A.; Hansen, T. V. (2011). "Synthesis of methyl-(5Z,8Z,10E,12E,14Z)-eicosapentaenoate". Tetrahedron Letters. 52 (10): 1057–1059. doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.12.078.