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Methyl γ-linolenate

≥99% (GC)

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Synonym(s):
γ-Linolenic acid methyl ester, ω-6 Linolenic acid methyl ester, 6,9,12-Octadecatrienoic acid methyl ester, Fame 18:3n-6, Methyl (Z,Z,Z)-6,9,12-octadecatrienoate
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)3(CH2CH=CH)3(CH2)4CO2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
292.46
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

plant seeds (Borage)

Quality Level

assay

≥99% (GC)

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.476 (lit.)

bp

162 °C/0.5 mmHg (lit.)

functional group

ester

lipid type

omega FAs

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

−20°C

SMILES string

CCCCC\C=C/C\C=C/C\C=C/CCCCC(=O)OC

InChI

1S/C19H32O2/c1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19(20)21-2/h7-8,10-11,13-14H,3-6,9,12,15-18H2,1-2H3/b8-7-,11-10-,14-13-

InChI key

JFRWATCOFCPIBM-JPFHKJGASA-N

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biological source

plant seeds (Borage)

biological source

plant

biological source

plant

biological source

plant oil (borage)

assay

≥99% (GC)

assay

≥99% (GC)

assay

≥99% (GC)

assay

≥99%

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

−20°C

storage temp.

−20°C

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

Biochem/physiol Actions

Methyl γ-linolenate (C18:6,9,12) differs from methyl α-linolenate (C18:9,12,15) in the positions of the double bonds. Methyl γ-linolenate may be used in nutritional studies regarding weight regain and as a possible tumor suppression agent.

Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

143.6 °F - closed cup

flash_point_c

62.0 °C - closed cup

ppe

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