Agent Name

Glucosamine hydrochloride

CAS Number

66-84-2

Formula

C6-H13-N-O5.Cl-H

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose hydrochloride; 2-Amino-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose hydrochloride; 2-Deoxy-2-amino-D-glucose hydrochloride; Chitosamine hydrochloride; Cosamin; D-(+)-Glucosamine hydrochloride; D-Glucosamine chloride; D-Glucosamine hydrochloride; D-Glucosamine monohydrochloride; D-Glucose, 2-amino-2-deoxy-, hydrochloride; Glucopyranose, 2-amino-2-deoxy-, hydrochloride, D-; Glucosamine HCl; [ChemIDplus] CHITOSAMINA CLORIDRATO; [IUCLID] D-(+)-Glucosamine hydrochloride; [RTECS]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Glucosamine (C6H13NO5) is an amino sugar and a prominent precursor in the biochemical synthesis of glycosylated proteins and lipids. Glucosamine is part of the structure of the polysaccharides chitosan and chitin, which compose the exoskeletons of crustaceans and other arthropods, cell walls in fungi and many higher organisms. Glucosamine is one of the most abundant monosaccharides." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes sensory change (peripheral nerve involvement) in oral and subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Glucosamine."

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