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Biotin

Vetec reagent grade, ≥99%

Synonym: D-Biotin, Bios II, Coenzyme R, Vitamin B7, Vitamin H

  • CAS Number 58-85-5

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C10H16N2O3S

  • Molecular Weight 244.31

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 86838

  •  EC Number 200-399-3

  •  MDL number MFCD00005541

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329829827

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Properties

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grade   Vetec reagent grade
InChI Key   YBJHBAHKTGYVGT-ZKWXMUAHSA-N
assay   ≥99%
form   powder
color   white to off-white
mp   231-233 °C (lit.)

Description

General description

Biotin (vitamin B7 or vitamin H) is a water-soluble B complex vitamin, which consists of an uredo ring fused by a tetrahydrothiophene ring. It is available in various foods, like whole grains, nuts, legumes, unpolished rice and egg yolk. Biotin is also produced by the normal gut flora.

Packaging

1, 5 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Biotin is a vital cofactor for carboxylase enzymes in several metabolic pathways. It also functions as a coenzyme in the metabolism of fatty acids, isoleucine and valine. Biotin assists the transfer of carbon dioxide and also sustains a steady blood sugar level. Biotin is implicated in gluconeogenesis and citric acid cycle. It is involved in keratin synthesis and hence is used as a supplement for skin, hair and nail growth. Biotin is required for cell growth, production of fatty acids and the metabolism of fats and amino acids.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Single- & multi-channel pipettes from BRAND
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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