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T3125

Sigma-Aldrich

Tetrahydrofolic acid

≥65% (when packaged), powder

Synonym(s):
5,6,7,8-Tetrahydropteroyl-L-glutamic acid, THF
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C19H23N7O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
445.43
Beilstein:
9238187
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.51

Quality Level

assay

≥65% (when packaged)

form

powder

color

faintly yellow to light brown

storage temp.

−20°C

SMILES string

NC1=NC2=C(NC(CNc3ccc(cc3)C(=O)N[C@@H](CCC(O)=O)C(O)=O)CN2)C(=O)N1

InChI

1S/C19H23N7O6/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/h1-4,11-12,21,23H,5-8H2,(H,24,29)(H,27,28)(H,31,32)(H4,20,22,25,26,30)/t11?,12-/m0/s1

InChI key

MSTNYGQPCMXVAQ-KIYNQFGBSA-N

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Application

Tetrahydrofolic acid has been used to determine the inhibitory effect of tetrahydrofolate on polymorphonuclear myeloid-derived suppressor cells (PMN-MDSCs).[1] A recent use of tetrahydrofolate (THF) is for studying the activation of riboswitches.
Tetrahydrofolic acid may also be used as a standard to generate calibration curve to quantify the folate types produced by Streptococcus thermophilus in milk cultures using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).[2] It is also suitable for use in the enzymatic assay of formate-tetrahydrofolate ligase from M. extorquens (MeFtfL).[3]

Biochem/physiol Actions

Tetrahydrofolic acid is the parent molecule of the folate derivatives that donate one-carbon units to amino acids, nucleic acids, and lipids. Tetrahydrofolate metabolites participate in the synthesis of purine and pyrimidine and in synthesis and conversion of amino acids

Packaging

Sealed ampule.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. T3125.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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