Catalpic acid

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Catalpic acid
Catalpic acid Structural Formula V2.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(9E,11E,13Z)-octadeca-9,11,13-trienoic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C18H30O2
Molar mass 278.44 g/mol
Melting point 32 °C (90 °F; 305 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Catalpic acid is a conjugated polyunsaturated fatty acid. The melting point of this fatty acid is 32 °C. Catalpic acid occurs naturally in the seeds of Catalpa ovata and Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides). Seeds of Catalpa species contain about 40% catalpic acid.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gunstone, F.D et al. (2007). The Lipid Handbook with CD-ROM, Boca Raton: CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-9688-3[page needed]