Agent Name

D-Galactose

CAS Number

59-23-4

Formula

C6-H12-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Galactose, pure; D(+)-Galactose; Galactose; [ChemIDplus] Cerebrose; Brain sugar; [Merck Index]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Component of many oligo- and polysaccharides in pectins, gums, and mucilages; Used in determination of hepatic function; [Merck Index]

Comments

Teratogenicity observed in rats at 55% of the diet; [ToxPlanet: Shepard's Catalog of Teratogenic Agents] Causes changes in motor activity, decreased cellular immune response, other liver changes, inflammation, other degenerative changes to brain and coverings, multiple enzyme effects, effects on lipids (including transport), changes in both tubules and glomeruli, and depressed renal function tests in acute subcutaneous studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.82E-8 mm Hg

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