Stearidonic acid

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Stearidonic acid
Stearidonic acid
IUPAC name
(6Z,9Z,12Z,15Z)-6,9,12,15-octadecatetraenoic acid
20290-75-9 N
ChEBI CHEBI:32389 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL484430 YesY
ChemSpider 4471933 YesY
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PubChem 5312508
Molar mass 276.40 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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Stearidonic acid (SDA) is an ω-3 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 the seed oils of hemp, blackcurrant, corn gromwell[1] and echium (although the plant is a source of stearidonic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, it is toxic for human consumption), and the cyanobacterium Spirulina.

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