Application EPA is called as “vessel sweeper”. It plays roles in cleaning up blood vessels, therefore preventing the onset of cardiovascular diseases and heart diseases.

During normal cell turnover or the clean-up of damaged cellular tissues, cell membrane with rich DHA/EPA components is catalytically converted by enzymes to bioactive metabolites like Resolving and Protections, which play roles in resolution of chronic inflammation – the etiology to the onset of a variety of chronic diseases.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommended 0.5 to 1g of omega-3 EPA and DHA for individuals with borderline fasting triglyceride levels (150 to 199mg/dL), 1 to 2g for individuals with high fasting-triglyceride levels (200 to 499mg/dL), and 2 to 4g for individuals with very high fasting-triglyceride levels (>500mg/dL). AHA also recommended normal healthy individuals consume a variety of deep sea fish and a daily intake of 1g of omega-3 EPA and DHA for patients with documented coronary heart disease (CHD).

Synonyms (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid; (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-5,8,11,14,17-Icosapentaenoic acid; (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-5,8,11,14,17-Icosapentaensäure; (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-Eicosapentaenoic acid; (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-Icosa-5,8,11,14,17-pentaenoic acid; (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-Icosapentaenoic acid; 5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaenoic acid, (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-; Acide (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-5,8,11,14,17; icosapentaénoïque; all-cis-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic Acid; Eicosapentaenoic acid; Eicosapentaenoic acid, 5,8,11,14,17; (Z,Z,Z,Z,Z)-; Eicosapentanoic acid; EPA; Icosapentaenoic acid; icosapento; icosapento; icosapentum; Timnodonic acid; 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoate; 5,8,11,14,17-Icosapentaenoate; 5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z-Eicosapentaenoate; all-cis; icosapentaenoate; all-cis-icosapentaenoic acid; cis-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoate; Eicosapentaenoate; Icosapentaenoate; Timnodonate; (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-Eicosapentaenoate; (all-cis)-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid; (all-Z)-5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaenoic acid; (all-Z)-icosa-5,8,11,14,17-pentaenoic acid; (all-Z)-δ5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid; (Z,Z,Z,Z,Z)-5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaenoic acid; 5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaenoic acid; 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid (6CI); 5,8,11,14,17-EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID (All CIS); 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid, (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)- (9CI); 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid, (all-Z)-; 5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid, (all-Z)- (8CI); 5,8,11,14,17-Icosapentaenoic acid; 5c,8c,11c,14c,17c-EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID; 5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z-Eicosapentaenoic acid; all cis-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic Acid; all-cis-5,8,11,14,17-icosapentaenoic acid; all-cis-icosa-5,8,11,14,17-pentaenoic acid; cis, cis, cis, cis, cis-eicosa; 5,8,11,14,17-pentaenoic acid; cis-5,8,11,14,17-eicosapentaenoic acid; cis-5,8,11,14,17-EPA; cis-eicosa-5,8,11,14,17-pentaenoic acid; cis-eicosapenta-5,8,11,14,17-enoic acid; cis-δ(5,8,11,14,17)-eicosapentaenoic acid; Eicosa-5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z-pentaenoic Acid (20:5, n-3)

CAS Number 10417-94-4 | Molecular Formula C20H30O2 | Molecular Weight 302.451 | Beilstein Registry Number 1714433 | MDL Number MFCD00065716


StdInChI InChI=1S/C20H30O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20(21)22/h3-4,6-7,9-10,12-13,15-16H,2,5,8,11,14,17-19H2,1H3,(H,21,22)/b4-3-,7-6-,10-9-,13-12-,16-15-


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    Properties of EPA

    Appearance Clear,Colourless to pale yellow liquid
    Melting Point −54-−53 ºC(lit.)
    Boiling Point 439 ºC
    Flash Point 93 ºC
    Refractive Index n20/D 1.4977(lit.)
    Density 0.943 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)


    Description of EPA

    Assay EPA-EE 96.5%-101.0%
    Identification Methods UV, IR
    Specific Tests
    Acid Value 2.0mg KOH/g max
    Residue on Ignition 0.1% max
    Refractive Index(20°C) 1.481-1.491
    Specific Gravity 0.905-0.915
    Peroxide Value 2meq/kg max
    Saponification Value 165-175
    Iodine Value 365-395
    Residual Solvent Hexane 290ppm max
    Inorganic impurities
    Heavy Metals 10 ppm max
    Arsenic(As) 2.0 ppm max
    Related Substances
    RRT 0.60(Area) 0.5% max
    RRT 0.75(Area) 0.5% max
    RRT 0.88(Area) 0.5% max
    Other Single Peak(Area) 1.0% max
    Total peaks other than the principal peak 3.5% max
    Other Spces
    Product EPA DHA Total Omega-3
    EPA-EE99 ≥99% Free ≥99%
    EPA-EE98 ≥98% Free ≥98%
    EPA-EE96 ≥96% Free ≥96%
    EPA-EE94 ≥94% Free ≥94%
    EPA-EE92 ≥92% Free ≥92%
    EPA-EE90 ≥90% Free ≥90%
    EPA-EE85 ≥85% Free ≥85%
    EPA-EE80 ≥80% Free ≥80%
    Package 5-15kg/drum protected by nitrogen
    Storage Stored in refrigerator, the product is very air sensitive and easily oxidized by air, so do always keep the product under protection of nitrogen
    Symbol Hazard and Precautionary SkullGHS05
    Signal Word Danger
    Hazard Statements H314
    Precautionary Statements P280-P305 + P351 + P338-P310
    Personal Protective Equipment Faceshields, full-face respirator (US), Gloves, Goggles, multi-purpose combination respirator cartridge (US), type ABEK (EN14387) respirator filter
    Hazard Codes (Europe) C
    Risk Statements (Europe) 34
    Safety Statements (Europe) 26-36/37/39-45
    RIDADR UN 3265 8 / PGIII
    WGK Germany 3

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