[Synthesis of 5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaenic acid]

Bioorg Khim. 1988 Jan;14(1):100-2.
[Article in Russian]


A synthetic route to 5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaynoic acid, an acetylenic precursor of 5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z-eicosapentaenoic acid, has been developed based on condensation of a propargyl synthon with omega-acetylenic fragments. Physico-chemical constants and spectral characteristics (IR, 1H-NMR, and mass-spectrometry) of the target and intermediate compounds are given.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acetylene
  • Chemical Phenomena
  • Chemistry
  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid / chemical synthesis*


  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid
  • Acetylene