Glucosamine for system suitability

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

D-(+)-Glucosamine hydrochloride, 2-Amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose hydrochloride, Chitosamine hydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H13NO5 · HCl
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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glucosamine, an amino sugar, is the precursor of the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway leading to the formation of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc), which is then used for making glycosaminoglycans, proteoglycans, and glycolipids. D-(+)-Glucosamine inhibits the coaggregation of Candida yeast species with the bacterial strain S. salivarius.


Unit quantity: 3 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference substance catalogue.


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NONH for all modes of transport

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