Jacaric acid

Jacaric acid
IUPAC name
(8Z,10E,12Z)-Octadeca-8,10,12-trienoic acid
Other names
Jacaric acid
28872-28-8 YesY
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ChemSpider 4445944 YesY
PubChem 5282817
Molar mass 278.44 g·mol−1
Melting point 44 °C (111 °F; 317 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Jacaric acid is a conjugated polyunsaturated fatty acid with a melting point of 44 °C. It occurs naturally in the seeds of the Jacaranda mimosifolia, which contain about 36% jacaric acid.[1]


  1. Gunstone, F.D et al. (2007). The Lipid Handbook with CD-ROM, Boca Raton: CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-9688-3
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