Chemical Component Summary

Name ARACHIDONIC ACID
Identifiers (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid
Formula C20 H32 O2
Molecular Weight 304.47 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES CCCCC\C=C/C\C=C/C\C=C/C\C=C/CCCC(O)=O
InChI InChI=1S/C20H32O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20(21)22/h6-7,9-10,12-13,15-16H,2-5,8,11,14,17-19H2,1H3,(H,21,22)/b7-6-,10-9-,13-12-,16-15-
InChI Key YZXBAPSDXZZRGB-DOFZRALJSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 54
Chiral Atom Count 0
Chiral Atoms
Bond Count 53
Aromatic Bond Count 0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB04557   (Different stereochemistry)
Name Arachidonic Acid
Groups experimental
Description An unsaturated, essential fatty acid. It is found in animal and human fat as well as in the liver, brain, and glandular organs, and is a constituent of animal phosphatides. It is formed by the synthesis from dietary linoleic acid and is a precursor in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes. [PubChem]
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CAS number 506-32-1
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID: 21059682