Methyl heptadecenoate (cis-10)Methyl heptadecenoate (cis-10)
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Methyl heptadecenoate (cis-10)

Methyl heptadecenoate; C17:1 (cis-10) Methyl ester

This high purity monounsaturated fatty acid methyl ester is ideal as a standard and for biological systems. cis-10- heptadecenoic acid has been claimed to be a minor component of ruminant fats but this finding has recently been disputed with cis-9-heptadecenoic acid being identified as the fatty acid in question.1 cis-10-Heptadecenoic acid has been shown to have some inhibitory activity against human cancer cells HL-60 although less than some other saturated long chain fatty acids.2 This fatty acid has a cis double bond at an even carbon (carbon 10) and therefore cannot be enzymatically degraded via the usual beta-oxidation pathway. Instead, a reductase-isomerase or an epimerase pathway must be employed in the metabolism of this fatty acid.3
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1203 100 mg £93.75

Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 100 mg
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C18H34O2
CAS# 75190-82-8
Formula Weight 282
Solvent none
Source synthetic
Purity 99%
Analytical Methods GC, TLC
Solubility chloroform, hexane, ethyl ether
Physical Appearance liquid
Storage -20°C
Dry Ice No
Hazardous No

1. S. Alves et al. “Short Communication: The Nature of Heptadecenoic Acid in Ruminant Fats” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 89 pp. 170-173, 2006 
2. M. Fukuzawa et al. “Possible involvement of long chain fatty acids in the spores of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi Houshi) to its anti-tumor activity” Biol Pharm Bull, vol. 31 pp. 1933-1937, 2008 
3. L. Allenbach and Y. Poirier “Analysis of the Alternative Pathways for the -Oxidation of Unsaturated Fatty Acids Using Transgenic Plants Synthesizing Polyhydroxyalkanoates in Peroxisomes” Plant Physiology, vol. 124 pp. 1159-1168, 2000

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