TETRACOSAPENTAENOIC (24:5ω6) ACID IN LIPIDS OF SOME MARINE COELENTERATES
M. V. VYSOTSKY, A. A. POPKOV, V. I. SVETASHEV
Institute of Marine Biology, Far-Eastern Division of Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Vladivostok
Abstract: A tetracosapentaenoic acid was detected in lipids of gorgonarian Paragorgia arborea and soft coral Gersemia rubiforjnis. Its structure was determined by means of chemical and spectral methods (hydrogenation, UV-, IR- and mass-spectrometry) as all- and cis -6,9,12,15,18-tetracosapentaenoic acid. The acid was also found in various gorgonarians and soft corals, both northern and tropical. The total lipids of these coelenterates may contain up to 14% of this acid.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry 1990, 16 (2):250-253