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Compound Summary for: CID 5282457

Linoleic Acid

Also known as: Linoelaidic acid; 9E,12E-octadecadienoic acid; (9E,12E)-octadeca-9,12-dienoic acid; trans-9,trans-12-Linoleic acid
Molecular Formula: C18H32O2   Molecular Weight: 280.44548   InChIKey: OYHQOLUKZRVURQ-AVQMFFATSA-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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