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R9504

Sigma-Aldrich

(−)-Riboflavin

BioReagent, suitable for cell culture, suitable for insect cell culture, ≥98%

Synonym(s):
Lactoflavin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin G
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C17H20N4O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
376.36
Beilstein:
97825
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
34058005
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.75

biological source

Eremothecium ashbyii

Quality Level

product line

BioReagent

assay

≥98%

form

powder

mol wt

Mw 376.36 g/mol

technique(s)

cell culture | insect: suitable
cell culture | mammalian: suitable

color

yellow to orange

mp

290 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

0.1 M NaOH: 10 mg/mL, clear, yellow to orange

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

CC1=C(C)C=C(N(C[C@H](O)[C@@H]([C@H](O)CO)O)C(C2=N3)=NC(NC2=O)=O)C3=C1

InChI

1S/C17H20N4O6/c1-7-3-9-10(4-8(7)2)21(5-11(23)14(25)12(24)6-22)15-13(18-9)16(26)20-17(27)19-15/h3-4,11-12,14,22-25H,5-6H2,1-2H3,(H,20,26,27)/t11-,12+,14-/m0/s1

InChI key

AUNGANRZJHBGPY-SCRDCRAPSA-N

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General description

Riboflavin is an essential vitamin soluble in water. Milk and eggs are found to be its major sources. Riboflavin is usually bound to enzymes in all tissues. During riboflavin localization in plasma, it is bound to albumin and specific immunoglobulins.

Application

(-)-Riboflavin has been used to administer intraperitoneally to experimental mice to study its protective role in stroke in middle cerebral artery occlusion. It has also been used with Krebs′ solution, to model ischemia-like conditions in vitro.

Packaging

25, 100 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Riboflavin serves as a precursor for the active enzyme cofactors riboflavin 5′-monophosphate (also called flavin mononucleotide or FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). Riboflavin deficiency in the diet results in a well-defined syndrome known as ariboflavinosis, having symptoms including cheilosis, angular stomatitis, glossitis, keratitis, and seborrhoeic dermatitis. Riboflavin exhibits protective effects against tumor development and cardiovascular disease. Its deficiency often affects metabolism involving redox reactions. Riboflavin is found essential for iron absorption, gastrointestinal development, neurogenesis, corneal vascularization and corneal opacity.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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