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What Is cis-9-Tetradecenoic Acid?

cis-9-tetradecenoic acid, 14:1 c, is uncommon in nature. It’s a long-chain monounsaturated cis fatty acid and it is the cis-isomer of myristoleic acid 14:1.

cis-9-tetradecenoic acid is practically insoluble in water, and relatively neutral.

cis-Isomer Of Myristoleic Acid

14:1 c is the cis-isomer of myristoleic acid 14:1. Is also called cis-9-tetradecenoic acid.

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-9-Tetradecenoic Acid

14:1 c is an uncommon monounsaturated fatty acid. It is found in a few foods, and in most cases, in very low quantities. In foods like anchovies, loganberries, sunflowers, yellow zucchinis, and dates.(source 🗗)

One of the major sources of this fatty acid is the seed oil from plants of the family Myristicaceae. (source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out cis-9-tetradecenoic acid

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