Octadecenoic acid, (trans-11)Octadecenoic acid, (trans-11)
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Octadecenoic acid, (trans-11)

C18:1(trans-11) Fatty acid; trans Vaccenic acid

trans-Vaccenic acid is produced naturally in animals by the partial biohydrogenation of linoleic acid and lpha-linolenic acid. trans-Vaccenic acid does not appear to have the harmful health effects in animals that commercial trans-fats have. On the contrary, it has been found that trans-vaccenic acid is converted to the beneficial cis-9, trans-11 octadecadienoic acid (CLA) in animals via the delta 9 desaturase enzyme, probably in adipose tissues, and this mechanism is undergoing much research in an attempt to increase the amount of CLA in animals and milk.1 trans-Vaccenic acid is the predominant trans monoene in ruminant fats and is formed by incomplete biohydrogenation of dietary fatty acids in the rumen. It has demonstrated insulinotropic effects when incubated with D-glucose in an animal model2 and a study has demonstrated that trans-vaccenic acid can have substantial hypo-triglyceridemic effects.3
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Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 100 mg
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C18H34O2
CAS# 693-72-1
Formula Weight 282.5
Solvent none
Source synthetic
Purity 99%
Analytical Methods GC, TLC
Natural Source Synthetic
Solubility chloroform, hexane, ethyl ether
Physical Appearance A neat solid
Storage -20°C

1. J. Santora, D. Palmquist, and K. Roehrig “Trans-Vaccenic Acid Is Desaturated to Conjugated Linoleic Acid in Mice” The Journal of Nutrition, vol. 130(2) pp. 208-215, 2000 
2. A. Sener and W. Malaisse “Insulinotropic effects of cis and trans vaccenic acid in rat pancreatic islets stimulated by D-glucose or non-nutrient secretagogues” Metabolic and Functional Research on Diabetes, vol. 3 pp. 30-31, 2010 
3. Y. Wang et al. “Trans-11 vaccenic acid dietary supplementation induces hypolipidemic effects in JCR:LA-cp rats” Journal of Nutrition, vol. 138(11) pp. 2117-2122, 2008

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