• Riboflavin packaged and labeled.

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Description

Riboflavin is a sparingly soluble (0.085 mg/mL) member of the B vitamins (B2) and serves as a derivative of many flavoproteins in both plants and animals.

    CAS Number

    83-88-5

    Molecular Formula

    C17H20N4O6

    Molecular Weight

    376.36

    Mechanism of Action

    Riboflavin is a precursor of FAD (flavin adenine dinucleotide); a redox reaction cofactor, and FMN (flavin mononucleotide); an electron carrier involved in photosynthesis.

    Storage Conditions

    2-8 °C, protect from light

    Tariff Code

    2936.23.0000

Applications

    Plant Biology Applications

    Riboflavin is used in plant cell culture because of its indirect role in photosynthesis.

Specifications

    Form

    Powder

    Appearance

    Yellow to orange crystalline powder

    Absorbance

    Limit of Lumiflavin (440nm): ≤0.025

    Melting Point

    290 °C

    Optical Rotation

    -115 to -135°

    Assay

    (On Dried Basis): 98.0-102.0%

    Loss on Drying

    ≤1.5%

References

    References

    Scott, J. M., and Et Al. "Riboflavin, Flavin Mononucleotide, and Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide in Human Plasma and Erythrocytes at Baseline and after Low-dose Riboflavin Supplementation." Clinical Chemistry 48.9 (2002): 1571-577. www.ncbi.gov. Sept. 2002. Web. 4 Sept. 2012.

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