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1368201 USP

Alpha Lipoic Acid

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Synonym: (±)-α-Lipoic acid, (±)-1,2-Dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, 6,8-Dithiooctanoic acid, DL-α-Lipoic acid, DL-6,8-Thioctic acid, Lip(S2)

  • CAS Number 1077-28-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C8H14O2S2

  • Molecular Weight 206.33

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 81853

  •  MDL number MFCD00005474

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329750249

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Related Categories Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Pharmacopeia & Metrological Institutes Standards, USP Standards, USP Standards A - B,
grade   pharmaceutical primary standard
mfr. no.   USP
Featured Industry   Pharmaceutical (small molecule)
SMILES string   OC(=O)CCCCC1CCSS1
InChI   1S/C8H14O2S2/c9-8(10)4-2-1-3-7-5-6-11-12-7/h7H,1-6H2,(H,9,10)
InChI key   AGBQKNBQESQNJD-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

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

Antioxidant and coenzyme needed for the activity of enzyme complexes such as those of pyruvate dehydrogenase and glycine decarboxylase. Exogenous thioctic acid is reduced intracellularly by two or more enzymes. The reduced form then influences a number of cell processes by direct radical scavenging, recycling of other antioxidants, increasing glutathione synthesis, and modulating transcription factor activity particularly that of NF-κB. Decreases the phagocytosis of myelin by macrophages.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

USP issued SDS can be found here.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 2
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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