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57570 Sigma-Aldrich

myo-Inositol

for microbiology, ≥99.0%

Synonym: 1,2,3,4,5,6-Hexahydroxycyclohexane, i-Inositol, meso-Inositol

  • CAS Number 87-89-8

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C6H12O6

  • Molecular Weight 180.16

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1907329

  •  EC Number 201-781-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00077932

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329758319

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Properties

Related Categories Base Ingredients for Media, Carbohydrate Sources (Sugars/Extracts), Microbiology, Sugars for Media
grade   for microbiology
vapor density   6.2 (vs air)
InChI Key   CDAISMWEOUEBRE-GPIVLXJGSA-N
assay   ≥99.0% (HPLC)
  ≥99.0%
ign. residue   ≤0.2% (as SO4)
loss   ≤0.5% loss on drying, 110 °C
mp   222-227 °C(lit.)
solubility   H2O: 0.1 g/mL clear
anion traces   chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
  sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg
cation traces   As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
  Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
  Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
  Co: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
  Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
  K: ≤50 mg/kg
  Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
  Na: ≤50 mg/kg
  Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
  Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
  Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

A component of membrane phospholipids, glycosyl­phosphatidyl­inositol anchors that bind glycoproteins to cell membranes, and inositol phosphate second messengers.

General description

Myoinositol is a stereoisomeric form of inositol, and is very often found in many plants and in tissues of animals and plants. It acts as a second messenger, thereby is very important for the signal pathways of cells. It generally finds application in being used as a natural insulin sensitizer in PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) patients. Myoinositol acts in a PCOS pathway by improving insulin sensitivity, thereby sequentially increasing intracellular glucose uptake.

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NONH for all modes of transport
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Microbiology Introduction

An initial aim of all microbiologists is the reproducible growth of their microbial cultures, no matter whether the microorganisms are of natural origin or have been genetically engineered by man. Re...
Keywords: Absorption, Aerobic, Anaerobic, Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Buffers, Culture media, Diffusion, Environmental, Filtration, Genetic, Growth factors, Metabolism, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Reductions, Respiration, Sample preparations, Vitamins

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