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Subject: How is 4-HNE formed from linoleic acid

Date: Sun Jan 12 14:24:44 2014
Posted by ChemGirl02
Grade level: 10-12 School: No school entered.
City: No city entered. State/Province: Ontario Country: Canada
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1389561884.Ch

Hi there!  I am in need of help for a grade 12 chemistry question. As a small 
part of my assignment, I am to determine how 4-HNE  (4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal) 
is formed from linoleic acid. I know tht 4-HNE is an aldehyde and and linoleic 
acid is a carboxylic acid and I also know that 4-HNE has a smaller hydrocarbon 
chain than linoleic acid so there has to be some sort of breaking down that 
occurs. However, I am unsure as to how this reaction process starts. Your help 
is greatly appreciated. Thanks! 

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