Agent Name

Eicosapentaenoic acid

CAS Number

10417-94-4

Formula

C20-H30-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid; (all-Z)-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid; (all-Z)-delta5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid; 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid, (all-Z)-; 5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z-Eicosapentaenoic acid; EPA [drug]; Icosapent; Icosapentaenoic acid; Icosapento [INN-Spanish]; Icosapentum [INN-Latin]; Miraxion; Timnodonic acid; cis-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid; 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid, (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-; [ChemIDplus] all-cis-fatty acid 20:5 omega-3; [Merck Index] UN3265

Category

Fatty Acids and Fats

Description

Colorless liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

A polyunsaturated fatty acid found in the marine food chain; Used as an antilipemic; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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