LINOLEIC ACID - (60-33-3)

Introduction

Name: linoleic acid; (9Z,12Z)-9,12-octadecadienoic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 60-33-3
Chemical Formula: C18H32O2
Molar Mass: 280.44548 g
State of Matter: colorless oil
Mass Percent: C 77.088 %; H 11.501 %; O 11.409 % 

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "An unsaturated fatty acid, a dietary essential. It was first isolated from linseed oil but is also found in corn oil. It is required for the synthesis of prostaglandins." 1

Bonding

Safety Information

NFPA 704 Ratings:
Health: 2 - Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury.
Flammability: 1 - Must be heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93°C (200°F).
Reactivity: 0 - Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water.

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 22.