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Tricosanoic acid

C23:0 Fatty acid

This odd numbered long-chain fatty acid is unusual in many biological systems and is therefore often useful as an internal standard.1 Tricosanoic acid is produced in some plants as well as in mammals (including humans) where it is more abundant as a skin lipid.2 Tricosanoic acid can be found acylated to various glyco-, phospho-, and sphingo- lipids including gangliosides.3 This fatty acid has been used recently, along with other fatty acids, as a hair growth stimulant.
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Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 100 mg
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C23H46O2
CAS# 2433-96-7
Formula Weight 354.6
Solvent none
Source semisynthetic
Purity 99%
Analytical Methods GC, TLC
Natural Source Plant|Semi-synthetic
Solubility chloroform, ethyl ether
Physical Appearance A neat solid
Storage room temperature

1. Shantha NC and Ackman RG “Nervonic acid versus tricosanoic acid as internal standards in quantitative gas chromatographic analyses of fish oil longer-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid methyl esters” Journal of Chromatography, Vol. 533 pp. 1-10, 1990 
2. W. O'Neill, S. McKee, and A. Clarke “Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) supplementation associated with reduced skin test lesional area in horses with Culicoides hypersensitivity” Can J Vet Res., Vol. 66(4) pp. 272–277, 2002 
3. L. Bode et al. “Human and Bovine Milk Gangliosides Differ in Their Fatty Acid Composition” The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 134(11) pp. 3016-3020, 2004

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