Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters
Title: Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters
CAS Registry Number: 308081-97-2
CAS Name: Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids ethyl esters
Trademarks: Omacor (Pronova)
Literature References: Mixture of ethyl esters of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids extracted from fish oil, primarily docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids, q.q.v. Purification from crude fish oil: H. Breivik et al., US 5656667 (1997 to Norsk Hydro). Clinical effect on lipid profile in hyperlipidemia: L. Calabresi et al., Atherosclerosis 148, 387 (2000); in combination with simvastatin: P. N. Durrington et al., Heart 85, 544 (2001). Clinical trial to prevent sudden death following myocardial infarction: A. Macchia et al., Eur. J. Heart Fail. 7, 904 (2005).
Properties: Light yellow liquid with slight fish-like odor. Practically insol in water. Very sol in acetone, dehydrated alcohol, heptane, methanol.
Therap-Cat: Antilipemic.
Keywords: Antilipemic.

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