Nervonic acid is a fatty acid. It is a monounsaturated analog of lignoceric acid. It is also known as selacholeic acid and cis-15-tetracosenoic acid. Nervonic acid is an essential nutrient for the growth and maintenance of the brain. It consists of choline, sphingosine, phosphoric acid, and fatty acid. Nervonic acid may enhance the brain functions and prevent demyelination.
It exists in nature as an elongation product of oleic acid, its immediate precursor being erucic acid.This acid is an important member of the group of the cerebrosides, which are fatty acids of the glycosphingolipids group, important components of the muscles and the central nervous system and peripheral. Indeed, it is one of the major fatty acids in brain sphingolipids, normally accounting for approximately 40% of the total fatty acids in sphingolipids.
Product Name:Nervonic acid 90%
CAS Number: 506-37-6
Molecular Formula: C24H46O2
Test Method: HPLC
Appearance:White Crystalline Powder
Used part: seed
Appearance:White crystalline powder