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Arachidonic Acid, 99% (5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic Acid)


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An unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid constituent of the phospholipids of cell membranes. Precursor to a large family of eicosanoids.1,2 Acts as a second messenger independent of metabolism.3-6 Retrograde messenger in long-term potentiation in the nervous system.7 Inhibits Ras-GAP.8
Catalog #A3303
Physical AppearanceColorless oil
Purity~99% (GC: 20% DEGS-PS 210°C isotherm; N2 30ml/min; TLC)
SolubilitySoluble in ethanol and DMSO (50mg/ml each). Soluble in hexane, ethyl ether, methylene chloride, chloroform, dichloromethane
Source Natural from plant material
Storage and StabilityStore, as supplied, at -20°C, for up to 1 year. Store solutions under an inert atmosphere in solvent purged with nitrogen or argon at -20°C for up to 3 months. Product subject to oxidation. Protect from air. This is not sterile.=
Molecular FormulaC20H32O2
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 names5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic Acid

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