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F7876

Sigma-Aldrich

Folic acid

≥97%

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Synonym(s):
PteGlu, Pteroyl-L-glutamic acid, Vitamin M
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C19H19N7O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
441.40
Beilstein:
100781
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
34058014
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.79

biological source

synthetic (organic)

Quality Level

Assay

≥97%

form

powder

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable

color

faint orange to dark orange-yellow
faint yellow to dark yellow

mp

>285 °C

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

NC(N1)=NC(C2=C1N=CC(CNC3=CC=C(C(N[C@@H](CCC(O)=O)C(O)=O)=O)C=C3)=N2)=O

InChI

1S/C19H19N7O6/c20-19-25-15-14(17(30)26-19)23-11(8-22-15)7-21-10-3-1-9(2-4-10)16(29)24-12(18(31)32)5-6-13(27)28/h1-4,8,12,21H,5-7H2,(H,24,29)(H,27,28)(H,31,32)(H3,20,22,25,26,30)/t12-/m0/s1

InChI key

OVBPIULPVIDEAO-LBPRGKRZSA-N

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Folic acid ≥97%

Sigma-Aldrich

F7876

Folic acid

Folic acid BioReagent, suitable for cell culture, suitable for insect cell culture, suitable for plant cell culture, ≥97%

Sigma-Aldrich

F8758

Folic acid

Folic acid European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

F0300000

Folic acid

Folic acid British Pharmacopoeia (BP) Reference Standard

BP937

Folic acid

assay

≥97%

assay

≥97%

assay

-

assay

-

form

powder

form

powder

form

solid

form

solid

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | insect: suitable, cell culture | mammalian: suitable, cell culture | plant: suitable

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable, liquid chromatography (LC): suitable

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable, liquid chromatography (LC): suitable

color

faint orange to dark orange-yellow, faint yellow to dark yellow

color

dark yellow

color

-

color

yellow

mp

>285 °C

mp

-

mp

>285 °C

mp

250 °C

Application

Folic acid has been used:
  • to induce acute kidney injury in mice
  • as a supplement to cultivate MCF-7 breast cancer cells.
  • to construct folate or TNF-related apoptosis-including ligand (TRAIL)-conjugated nanomicelles

Biochem/physiol Actions

Enzyme cofactor essential for the synthesis, methylation, and repair of DNA. Folic acid supplements may reduce colorectal cancer risk.
Folic acid (FA) and dihydrofolic acid (FAH2) are substrates of dihydrofolate reductase(s) which reduce them to tetrahydrofolate (THF), which in turn supports ‘one carbon′ transfer. Tetrahydrofolates are required for de novo synthesis of purines, thymidylic acid and various amino acids and for post-translational methylation (epigenetics).

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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