Linolenic Acid

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linolenic acid

[¦lin·ə¦lin·ik ′as·əd]
C17H29COOH One of the principal unsaturated fatty acids in plants and an essential fatty acid in animal nutrition; a colorless liquid that boils at 230°C (17 mmHg or 2266 pascals), soluble in many organic solvents; used in medicine and drying oils. Also known as 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid.

Linolenic Acid


a monobasic carboxylic acid with three isolated double bonds, CH3(CH2CH=CH)3(CH2)7COOH; a colorless oily liquid. Boiling point, 184°C (at 532 newtons per sq m, or 4 mm of mercury); density, 0.905 g/cm3 at 20°C. Linolenic acid belongs to the category of irreplaceable fatty acids; it exists in triglyceride form in many vegetable oils—for example, linseed (up to 30 percent), perilla (up to 55 percent), hemp, and soy.

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A FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) reference standard of linolenic acid (100 mg) isomers inmethylated form was also bought from Sigma.
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Under the terms of the agreement Monsanto will receive a commercial license from ISURF for current and future low linolenic acid product lines developed by Iowa State University.
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Manufacturers hydrogenate soybean oil to reduce its content of unsaturated fatty acids, particularly linolenic acid, the primary culprit responsible for causing food to become stale or rancid.
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