Agent Name

Arachidonic acid

CAS Number

506-32-1

Formula

C20-H32-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid; (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-5,8,11,14-Eikosatetraensaeure; (all-Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid; 5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid, (all-Z)-; Icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid; [ChemIDplus] (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Fatty Acids and Fats

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Essential fatty acid for animals and humans; Used as a nutrient and for the treatment of eczema in dogs and swine; [Merck Index]

Comments

May form explosive peroxides; May cause irritation; Targets the female reproductive system; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.55E-7 mm Hg

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