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Substance Name: Gamolenic acid [INN:BAN]
RN: 506-26-3
UNII: 78YC2MAX4O
InChIKey: VZCCETWTMQHEPK-QNEBEIHSSA-N

Note

  • An omega-6 fatty acid produced in the body as the delta 6-desaturase metabolite of linoleic acid. It is converted to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, a biosynthetic precursor of monoenoic prostaglandins such as PGE1. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

Molecular Formula

  • C18-H30-O2

Molecular Weight

  • 278.433
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • gamma-Linolenic acid
  • Gamolenic acid [INN:BAN]

MeSH Heading

  • gamma-Linolenic acid

Synonyms

  • 6,9,12-Octadecatrienoic acid, (Z,Z,Z)-
  • Acide gamolenique
  • Acide gamolenique [French]
  • Acido gamolenico
  • Acido gamolenico [Spanish]
  • Acidum gamolenicum
  • Acidum gamolenicum [Latin]
  • CCRIS 7668
  • gamma-Linolenic acid
  • Gamolenic acid
  • UNII-78YC2MAX4O

Systematic Names

  • (Z,Z,Z)-6,9,12-Octadecatrienoic acid
  • 6,9,12-Octadecatrienoic acid, (Z,Z,Z)-
  • gamma-Linolenic acid

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 506-26-3

FDA UNII

  • 78YC2MAX4O

System Generated Number

  • 0000506263

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C18H30O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18(19)20/h6-7,9-10,12-13H,2-5,8,11,14-17H2,1H3,(H,19,20)/b7-6-,10-9-,13-12-

InChIKey

VZCCETWTMQHEPK-QNEBEIHSSA-N

Smiles

CCCCC\C=C/C\C=C/C\C=C/CCCCC(=O)O