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≥99% (GC), crystalline

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biological source

synthetic (organic)


≥99% (GC)




gas chromatography (GC): suitable




146-147 °C (lit.)


H2O: soluble 330 mg/mL, clear, colorless

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2-Deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) is used in glucoprivic feeding research to invoke and study the processes of counter-regulatory response (CRR). 2-Deoxy-D-glucose is used in the development of anti-cancer strategies that involve radio- and chemosensitization and oxidative stress.


250 mg in poly bottle
1, 5, 25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-Deoxyglucose) is a glucose analog that inhibits glycolysis via its actions on hexokinase, the rate limiting step of glycolysis. It is phosphorylated by hexokinase to 2-DG-P which can not be further metabolized by phosphoglucose isomerase. This leads to the accumulation of 2-DG-P in the cell and the depletion in cellular ATP. In vitro, 2-Deoxyglucose has been shown to induce autophagy, increase ROS production, and activate AMPK.

Preparation Note

A further purification of the Grade II material by recrystallization.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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  3. How can I dissolve 2-Deoxy-D-glucose, Product D6134?

    The product is soluble in water at 330 mg/mL.  It may also be soluble in DMSO.

  4. Can solutions of 2-Deoxy-D-glucose, Product D6134, be stored?

    Sigma-Aldrich has no information on the solution stability of this product.  If information can't be found in the literature, it is best to prepare fresh solutions.

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  6. What are the differences between products D6134 and D8375 which are both 2-deoxy-D-glucose?

    Product D6134 is a further purification by crystallization of D8375.

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