Arachidonic acid
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Arachidonic acid
Alias
5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid
(5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-5,8,11,14-Eikosatetraensaeure
5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid, (all-Z)-
(all-Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid
5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid, (all-Z)-
Icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
506-32-1
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C20H32O2
Molecular Weight: 304.47
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: pale yellow liquid.
Solubility: insoluble in water. soluble in ethanol.
Stability: stable. easily oxidized.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: mouse intravenous LD50: 39.2mg/Kg. Reproductive effect.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent solubilizing, emulsifying, lubricating, dispersing, cleansing abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives, %, ≥
95
 
Major Uses
Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Emollient, conditioning agent in personal care products.
Lubricant in metal processing.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis. eg: pilot substance of synthesis of prostaglandin, thromboxane, leukotriene.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:506-32-1
Update: 20140203(1);

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