Linoleic Acid

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Linoleic acid is an 18 carbon polyunsaturated omega 6 fatty acid. It consists of a 17 carbon aliphatic (alkene) portion which has two cis double bonds at the carbon 9 and carbon 12 position and a carboxylic acid functional group. The double bonded carbon at position 12 is 6th from the end methyl or omega carbon hence its structural designation of C18:2, cis9,cis12. Dietary sources of linoleic acid include oils extracted from sunflowers, corn, soybeans, sesame seeds & almonds. Linoleic acid is considered an essential fatty acid since humans cannot synthesize this vital precursor to many enzymes and hormone like compounds.

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Use our 3D Molecular Model Builder in Orbit-flexible mode to view the linoleic acid structural version shown at the top in the image & build with the parts in this kit. This version can also be built with our 68827W organic chemistry student set & 68847W organic chemistry class set.

The version below it, is done as Orbit x-peg and you will need extra parts (see below) or use our 68849W biochemistry class molecular model set.

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