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What Is Paullinic Acid?

Paullinic acid, 20:1, also known as (Z)-13-icosenoate. It’s a monounsaturated omega-7 fatty acid in the eicosenoic acids family.

Paullinic acid exists as a liquid and is considered to be practically insoluble in water and relatively neutral.

Where To Find Paullinic Acid

Paullinic acid is a long-chain fatty acid.

Paullinic acid is found in fats and oils. Paullinic acid is isolated from herring oil and rapeseed oil and from various Sapindaceae. (The Sapindaceae are more known as the soapberry family. It includes species like horse chestnut, maples, ackee and lychee.) (source đź——)

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