Oleate, 18:1 c, is a long straight-chain monounsaturated cis fatty acid, also known as cis-9-Octadecenoic acid.
It’s the conjugate base of oleic acid 18:1.
Oleate has a role as an Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, metabolite. It means that it helps keep your digestive tract healthy.
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cis-Isomer Of Oleic Acid
18:1 c, is called Oleate and is the cis-isomer of oleic 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 Oleate
Oleate is the most widely distributed and abundant fatty acid to be found in nature. Commercially it’s used in lotions and as a pharmaceutical solvent. (source 🗗)
If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out oleate .