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Eicosapentaenoic Acid


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Important polyunsaturated fatty acid of the marine food chain that serves as a precursor for the prostaglandin-3 and thromboxane-3 families. It differs from arachidonic acid (the eicosatetraenoic acid that is a precursor for the prostaglandin and thromboxane-2 families) by the extra double bond between the third and fourth carbons from the “methyl end” of the molecule. Antilipemic.
Catalog #011051
FormColorless Oil
Melting PointNA
SolubilityChloroform, Ethyl Acetate
CAS Number10417-94-4
Molecular FormulaC20H30O2
Molecular Weight302.45
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological. Toxicity and Hazards: All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.
Alternate names(5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic Acid; (all-Z)-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic Acid; EPA; EPA 45G; Icosapent; Icosapentaenoic Acid; Incromega E 7010SR; Ropufa 70; Timnodonic Acid;

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