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3-Hydroxyheptadecanoic acid

CATALOG # 1741


  • Catalog #:1741
  • Scientific Name:3-Hydroxyheptadecanoic acid
  • Common Name:3-Hydroxy C17:0 fatty acid
  • Empirical Formula:C17H34O3
  • CAS#:40165-89-7
  • SDS:View Safety Data Sheet
  • Data Sheet:View Data Sheet
  • Formula Weight:286
  • Unit:25 mg
  • Solvent:none
  • Source:synthetic
  • Purity:98+%
  • Analytical Methods:TLC; GC; identity confirmed by MS
  • Melting Point:93-95°C
  • Solubility:ethanol, methanol
  • Physical Appearance:solid
  • Storage:-20°C
  • Dry Ice:No
  • Hazardous:No


Application Notes:

3-Hydroxyheptadecanoic acid is a high purity standard that is ideal as a standard or for biological systems. This odd numbered fatty acid is unusual in many biological systems and can therefore be used as a biomarker. 3- Hydroxyheptadecanoic acid has been used to characterize certain bacteria such as some gliding bacteria.1 3-Hydroxy fatty acids have been found to be converted to the omega-fatty acid by the enzyme CYP4F11 and then into dicarboxylic acids in vivo.2 3-hydroxy fatty acids are used as biomarkers for fatty acid oxidative disorders of both the long- and short-chain 3- hydroxy-acyl-CoA dehydrogenases.3,4

1. P. Srisukchayakul et al. “Rapidithrix thailandica gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine gliding bacterium isolated from samples collected from the Andaman sea, along the southern coastline of Thailand” IJSEM, vol. 57 pp. 2275-2279, 2007
2. M. Dhar et al. “Omega oxidation of 3-hydroxy fatty acids by the human CYP4F gene subfamily enzyme CYP4F11” Journal of Lipid Research, vol. 49, pp. 612-624, 2008
3. P. Jones et al. “Improved Stable Isotope Dilution-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Method for Serum or Plasma Free 3-Hydroxy-Fatty Acids and Its Utility for the Study of Disorders of Mitochondrial Fatty Acid ß-Oxidation” Clinical Chemistry, vol. 46, pp. 149-155, 2000
4. P. Jones et al. “Accumulation of free 3-hydroxy fatty acids in the culture media of fibroblasts from patients deficient in long-chain l-3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase: a useful diagnostic aid” Clinical Chemistry, vol. 47(7) pp. 1190-1194, 2001
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