Heptadecanoic acid, 17:0, also known as Margaric acid or Heptadecoate. It’s a saturated long-chain fatty acid that exists as a solid and is considered to be practically insoluble in water.
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Odd- And Long-Chain
Heptadecanoic acid is an odd-chain and an long-chain saturated fatty acid. (source 🗗)
Odd-chain fatty acids are found in human plasma and red blood cells. But can also be found in liver, buccal, and tissues. (source 🗗)
Heptadecanoic acid accounts for only a small proportion of total saturated fatty acids found in milk fat and ruminant meat. (source 🗗)