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G5001

Sigma-Aldrich

DL-Glyceraldehyde

≥90% (GC)

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C3H6O3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
90.08
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

synthetic

assay

≥90% (GC)

form

powder

SMILES string

[H]C(=O)C(O)CO

InChI

1S/C3H6O3/c4-1-3(6)2-5/h1,3,5-6H,2H2

InChI key

MNQZXJOMYWMBOU-UHFFFAOYSA-N

General description

Glyceraldehyde is a simple monosaccharide. Based on the number of carbon atoms and the type of carbonyl group present, glyceraldehyde belongs to subgroup triose. It is a colourless and sweet compound.

Application

DL-Glyceraldehyde has been used:
  • as modifying reagent in the preparation of crystallization solution
  • as a substrate to measure aldose reductase activity
  • in the preparation of d/l-glyceraldehyde stock to determine the specific activity of GAPDH (glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase)

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glyceraldehyde serves as an efficient cross-linking agent and is considered non-toxic. It is an intermediate of a number of metabolic such as glycolysis and pentose phosphate pathway.

Other Notes

DL-Glyceraldehyde is a substrate for the enzyme aldose reductase.

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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