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What Is cis-13-Eicosenoic Acid?

cis-13-eicosenoic acid, 20:1 c, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as long-chain fatty acids. cis-13-eicosenoic acid does also belong to a group called eicosenoic acids.

It’s a monounsaturated cis fatty acid that’s practically insoluble in water and relatively neutral.

cis-Isomer Of Paullinic Acid

20:1 c is the cis-isomer of Paullinic acid 20:1. It’s also called cis-13-eicosenoic acid. (source 🗗)

Isomers are compounds that contain exactly the same number of atoms. The cis-isomer indicates that the functional groups are on the same side of the carbon chain. While the trans-isomer indicates that functional groups are on opposing sides of the carbon chain. (source 🗗)

Where To Find cis-13-Eicosenoic Acid

cis-13-Eicosenoic acid is one of the main fatty acid components of the seed oils from Paullina meliaefolia, Urvillea uniloba, and Cardiospermum grandiflorum. (source 🗗)

It’s mostly found in fats and oils. Find more foods with this acid in our nutrition tool cis-13-Eicosenoic acid.

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