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What Is Linolenelaidic Acid?

Linolenelaidic acid, 18:3 t, is a polyunsaturated trans fatty acid and the trans-isomer of Linolenic acid. It belongs to the class of organic compounds known as lineolic acids and derivatives.

It's considered to be practically insoluble, in water and relatively neutral.

trans-Isomer Of Linolenic Acid

18:3 t is called linolenelaidic acid or linolenelaidate. It’s the trans-isomer of linolenic acid 18:3. (source 🗗)

Isomers are compounds with identical chemical formulas, but different structures. 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 đź——)

Where To Find Linolenelaidic acid

Linolenelaidic acid is mostly found in fats and oils. Especially in seed oil of safflower. (source đź——)

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