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Substance Name: Essential fatty acids
RN: 11006-87-4


  • Essential fatty acids (vitamin F) derived from various vegetable sources. Typically includes oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, and arachidonic acid.
  • Long chain organic acid molecules that must be obtained from the diet. Examples are LINOLEIC ACIDS and LINOLENIC ACIDS.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Essential fatty acids

MeSH Heading

  • Fatty acids, essential


  • EINECS 234-245-1
  • Vitamin F

Systematic Name

  • Fatty acids, essential

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 11006-87-4

System Generated Number

  • 0011006874