INTRODUCTION

Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. The compound is abundant in liver, brain, and depot fats of animals.  It is also found in chicken, egg, fish, and human mother milk.

Manufacture

The acid is synthesized from linoleic acid by a biological process.

SynonymEicosa-5,8,11,14-tetraeonic acid
Eicosa-5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z-tetraenoic acid
CAS no.506-32-1
EINECS no.208-033-4
Molecular formulaC20H32O2
Molecular weight304.47
Structure

Applications

API
Prostaglandin E1, medication to treat erectile dysfunction
Intermediates
Eicosapentaeonic acid
2-Arachidionylglycerol
Arachidonic acid N-hydroxysuccinimidyl ester
Others
It plays a major role in biological processes such as signal transduction, smooth muscle contraction, and apoptosis
Reagent for platelet aggregation model, cerebral infarction model, and conjunctivitis model
Precursor in biosynthesis of prostaglandins and leukotrienes
In food and beverages

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecifications
AppearanceLight yellow clear liquid
Moisture%Max 0.3
Peroxidemeq/kgMax 20.0
Acid valuemg KOH/gm175.0 – 190.0
Saponification valuemg KOH/gm175.0 – 190.0
Purity by GC%Min 99.0

STORAGE

At (-) 20 deg cel

PACKING

5 kg Fluoride bottle in dry ice container

Vials in dry ice container for gm quantities

REACH Status

Not registered

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