Gadoleic acid

Gadoleic acid (C20:1, n-11) is a mononsaturated fatty acid with a double bond at the 11th carbon from the end of the chain. It’s called an eiconsenoic acid, and it’s found in a lot of fish oils and such.

Because it kinks where the double bond is, it doesn’t pack together well with other molecules, so it’s

The melting point is around 23˚C to 24˚C, so it’s solid to slushy at room temperature. An oil that has this ingredient will have higher viscosity because of this melting point.