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Compound Summary for: CID 3931

Linoleic Acid

Also known as: 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid; 2197-37-7; Leinoleic acid; LINOLELAIDIC ACID; octadeca-9,12-dienoic acid; cis-9-cis-12-Octadecadienoic acid
Molecular Formula: C18H32O2   Molecular Weight: 280.44548   InChIKey: OYHQOLUKZRVURQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A doubly unsaturated fatty acid, occurring widely in plant glycosides. It is an essential fatty acid in mammalian nutrition and is used in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins and cell membranes. (From Stedman, 26th ed)   From: MeSH
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