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R7649

Sigma-Aldrich

(−)-Riboflavin

meets USP testing specifications

Synonym(s):
Lactoflavin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin G
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C17H20N4O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
376.36
Beilstein:
97825
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
34058005
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Agency

USP/NF
meets USP testing specifications

Quality Level

assay

98.0-102.0% dry basis

form

powder

color

dark yellow

mp

290 °C (dec.) (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

SMILES string

CC1=C(C)C=C(N(C[C@H](O)[C@@H]([C@H](O)CO)O)C(C2=N3)=NC(NC2=O)=O)C3=C1

InChI

1S/C17H20N4O6/c1-7-3-9-10(4-8(7)2)21(5-11(23)14(25)12(24)6-22)15-13(18-9)16(26)20-17(27)19-15/h3-4,11-12,14,22-25H,5-6H2,1-2H3,(H,20,26,27)/t11-,12+,14-/m0/s1

InChI key

AUNGANRZJHBGPY-SCRDCRAPSA-N

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General description

Riboflavin is an essential vitamin soluble in water. Milk and eggs are found to be its major sources. Riboflavin is usually bound to enzymes in all tissues. During riboflavin localization in plasma, it is bound to albumin and specific immunoglobulins.

Application

(-)-Riboflavin has been used to study its antimicrobial effect in vitro, through ultraviolet light A (UVA) activation.It has also been used collagen coated surface of the polyethylene membrane for cross-linking astrocytes.

Packaging

25, 100 g in glass bottle
500 g in poly drum
1 kg in poly drum

Biochem/physiol Actions

Riboflavin serves as a precursor for the active enzyme cofactors riboflavin 5′-monophosphate (also called flavin mononucleotide or FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). Riboflavin deficiency in the diet results in a well-defined syndrome known as ariboflavinosis, Riboflavin exhibits protective effects against tumor development and cardiovascular disease. Its deficiency often affects metabolism involving redox reactions. Riboflavin is found essential for iron absorption, gastrointestinal development, neurogenesis, corneal vascularization and corneal opacity.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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