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What Is Octadecadienoic Acid?

Octadecadienoic acid, 18:2 c, is a straight-chain polyunsaturated cis fatty acid. It’s the cis-isomer of Linoleic acid 18:2.

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cis-Isomer Of Linoleic Acid

18:2 c is the cis-isomer of Linoleic acid 18:2, also known as octadecadienoic acid. (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 🗗)

Where To Find Octadecadienoic Acid

Octadecadienoic acid is found in many foods, like oils, cloves, kumquat, and nuts. (source 🗗)

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

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