Agent Name

Biotin

CAS Number

58-85-5

Formula

C10-H16-N2-O3-S

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(3aS-(3aalpha,4b,6aalpha))-Hexahydro-2-oxo-1H-thieno(3,4-d)imidaz- ole-4-pentanoic acid; 1H-Thieno(3,4-d)imidazole-4-pentanoic acid, hexahydro-2-oxo-, (3aS-(3aalpha,4b,6aalpha))-; (3aS,4S,6aR)-Hexahydro-2-oxo-1H-thieno(3,4-d)imidazole-4-valeric acid; 1H-Thieno(3,4-d)imidazole-4-pentanoic acid, hexahydro-2-oxo-, (3aS-(3aalpha,4beta,6aalpha))-; Bioepiderm; Bios II; Biotina [INN-Spanish]; Biotine [INN-French]; Biotinum [INN-Latin]; Coenzyme R; D-Biotin; Factor S; Factor S (vitamin); Hexahydro-2-oxo-1H-thieno(3,4-d)imidazole-4-pentanoic acid, (3aS-(3aalpha,4beta,6aalpha))-; Injacom H; Medebiotin; Vitamin B7; Vitamin Bw; Vitamin H; beta-Biotin; cis-Hexahydro-2-oxo-1H-thieno(3,4)imidazole-4-valeric acid; cis-Tetrahydro-2-oxothieno(3,4-d)imidazoline-4-valeric acid; d-Biotin; 1H-Thieno(3,4-d)imidazole-4-pentanoic acid, hexahydro-2-oxo-, (3aS,4S,6aR)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

An enzyme cofactor and growth factor in every living cell; Used as a therapeutic vitamin; [Merck Index] Used as a medication, dietary supplement, in animal feeds, and in cosmetics as a conditioning agent for hair and skin; [HSDB] Used as a nutritional supplement and sequestrant for foods; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.07E-8 mm Hg

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