Technical Data
Arachidonic Acid, 99% (5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic Acid)
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: RT
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

Physical Appearance:
Colorless oil

~99% (GC: 20% DEGS-PS 210C isotherm; N2 30ml/min; TLC)

Soluble in ethanol and DMSO (50mg/ml each). Soluble in hexane, ethyl ether, methylene chloride, chloroform, dichloromethane

Source: Natural from plant material

Storage and Stability:
Store, as supplied, at -20C, for up to 1 year. Store solutions under an inert atmosphere in solvent purged with nitrogen or argon at -20C for up to 3 months. Product subject to oxidation. Protect from air. This is not sterile.=

Molecular Formula:
Important Note: This 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.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.