Chondroitin sulfate sodium salt from bovine cartilage

standard (for CPC (cetylpyridinium chloride) titration)

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standard (for CPC (cetylpyridinium chloride) titration)


98-102% (CPC, titration)



optical activity

[α]20/D -30 to -20 °, c = 5% (w/v) in water


H2O: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear to hazy, colorless to faintly yellow

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General description

Chondroitin, a glucosaminoglycan (GAG), is a polysaccharide chain of alternating units of N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) and glucuronic acid (GlcA) that can be sulfated on the either or both GalNAc and GlcA units. Chondroitin and its sulfates are frequently attached to proteins to form proteoglycans.


Chondroitin sulfate, a glucosaminoglycan (GAG) polysaccharide chain of alternating units of N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) and glucuronic acid (GlcA), is used in a wide variety of areas of research including bioengineering. Chondroitin sulfate may be used as a biomaterial copolymer or surface derivatization reagent in the development of drug delivery vehicles, tissue engineering devices and bioscaffolds. Chondroitin sulfate may be used for the development of biocompatible structures such as hydrogels, sponges, biofilms, microspheres and micelles.


5 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

As a large, negatively charged, hydrophilic molecule that is too inflexible to fold into a compact globular structure, chondroitin sulfate molecules form porous hydrated gels, providing mechanical support to tissue and allowing rapid diffusion of water-soluble molecules and migration of cells.


Chondroitin is an acidic mucopolysaccharide found in cartilage, skin, cornea, and umbilical cord. It is composed of alternating N-acetylgalactosamine, D-glucuronic acid, and sulfate residues in equimolar quantities that can be sulfated on either of its subunits. Sulfation can occur at the 6 and/or 4-position of the galactosamine moiety, with potential for any individual disaccharide unit to be 6-sulfated, 4-sulfated, 4,6-disulfated, or unsulfated.


Store this product at 2-8°C.

Preparation Note

This product is soluble in water at 100 mg/mL.


13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Zhongming Liang et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 28(2), 245-249 (2002-04-04)
A photometric titration method was developed and validated to quantitate sodium chondroitin sulfate in raw materials and Cosequin DS chewable tablet(1). About 0.1% (w/v) cetylpyridinium chloride was used to titrate sodium chondroitin sulfate with photometric indication at wavelength 420 nm....
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A family of injectable, rapid gelling and highly flexible hydrogel composites capable of releasing insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) and delivering mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) were developed. Hydrogel composites were fabricated from Type I collagen, chondroitin sulfate (CS) and a thermosensitive...
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