11-Eicosenoic acid

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Eicosenoic acid

== 11-Eicosenoic Acid ==

11-Eicosenoic acid, also known as 11-cis-eicosenoic acid, is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid with a chain length of 20 carbon atoms and one double bond at the 11th carbon from the methyl end. It is classified as a long-chain fatty acid and is commonly found in various natural sources.

Properties[edit | edit source]

11-Eicosenoic acid is a liquid at room temperature and is insoluble in water. It is commonly used in the food industry as a dietary supplement due to its potential health benefits.

Dietary Sources[edit | edit source]

11-Eicosenoic acid can be found in various food sources such as fish, nuts, and certain vegetable oils. It is also naturally produced by the human body as a part of normal metabolism.

Health Benefits[edit | edit source]

Studies have suggested that 11-eicosenoic acid may have potential health benefits, including supporting cardiovascular health and reducing inflammation. However, more research is needed to fully understand its effects on human health.

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