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Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid that is the most widely distributed and abundant fatty acid in nature. It is used commercially in the preparation of oleates and lotions, and as a pharmaceutical solvent. Oleic acid occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is a component of the normal human diet as a part of animal fats and vegetable oils. Oleic acid may be responsible for the hypotensive (blood pressure reducing) effects of olive oil. Oleic acid has being shown to have a potential anticancer activity.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CCCCCCCC\C=C/CCCCCCCC(O)=O
  • InChIKey: ZQPPMHVWECSIRJ-KTKRTIGZSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 282.4614
  • ALogP: 6.11
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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9z-octadecenoic acid | oleic acid | suet

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