Lipids

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 37–42 | Cite as

Caltha palustris L. Seed Oil. A source of four fatty acids withcis-5-unsaturation

  • C. R. SmithJr.
  • R. Kleiman
  • I. A. Wolff
Article

Abstract

The seed oil ofCaltha palustris L. yields two unusual polyunsaturated components, all-cis-5,11,14-eicosatrienoic acid (23%) and all-cis-5,11,14,17-eicosatetraenoic acid (1%). The C18 monoene fraction (26%) is a mixture ofcis-5- andcis-9-octadecenoic acids (2∶1). The C20 monoene fraction (12%) is a mixture ofcis-11- andcis-5-isomers (3∶1).

Keywords

Methyl Ester Cleavage Product Tetraene Eicosatrienoic Acid Eicosatetraenoic Acid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. SmithJr.
    • 1
  • R. Kleiman
    • 1
  • I. A. Wolff
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Regional Research LaboratoryPeoria

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