N-Acetylneuraminic acid 131-48-6

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N-Acetylneuraminic acid 131-48-6

Product name: N-Acetylneuraminic acid

CAS: 131-48-6

Appearance: White to off-white powder

Assay (HPLC): ≥ 98%

Solubility: 50 mg/ml, clear colorless solution

Melting point : 184 --192°c

Optical rotation (20/d): -29.1±2 degrees (c=0.5%, H2O)

Package: 100g, 1kg, 10kg

Storage: Store tightly sealed in dark and on desiccated condition below 5℃for at least one year. Hygroscopic. Frozen at -20℃, this product is stable for 2 years as supplied.


N-Acetylneuraminic acid (NANA, Neu5Ac) is a major component of glycoconjugates such as glycolipids, glycoproteins and proteoglycans (sialogylcoproteins) where it confers selective binding characteristics to the glycosylated component. Neu5Ac is used to study its biochemistry, metabolism and uptake in vivo and in vitro. Neu5Ac is used in the development of nanocarriers.

Naturally widespread carbohydrate with numerous biological functions, including blood protein half-life regulation, variety of toxin neutralization, cellular adhesion and glycoprotein lytic protection. Starting reagent of biochemical derivatives.

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