• Folic acid, USP packaged and labeled.

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Description

Folic acid or vitamin B9 and the resulting metabolites are essential to a number of organisms.  Folic acid is slightly soluble in aqueous solution (0.076 mg/mL) and dissolves freely in dilute acids and alkaline solutions.

    CAS Number

    59-30-3

    Molecular Formula

    C19H19N7O6

    Molecular Weight

    441.40

    Mechanism of Action

    Cellular enzymes convert folic acid into dihydrofolic acid which is used as a precursor for a number of compounds including tetrahydrofolate (THF) which are involved in DNA repair and synthesis because of its role in purine synthesis.

    Storage Conditions

    2-8 °C, protect from light and heat

    Tariff Code

    2936.29.1000

Applications

    Microbiology Applications

    Folic acid is frequently used in cell culture to provide tetrahydrofolates and other essential metabolites.

Specifications

    Form

    Powder

    Appearance

    Yellow to orange crystalline powder

    Water Content (Karl Fisher)

    ≤8.5%

    Melting Point

    250°C

    Assay

    (On Dry Basis): 97.0-102.0%

References

    References

    Aaronson, S., and et al. "Relationship Between Purines Folic Acid-Vitamins." Journal of Bacteriology 75.6 (1958): 660-65. www.ncbi.gov. Web. 31 Aug. 2012.

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