Agent Name

Glyceraldehyde

CAS Number

56-82-6

Formula

C3-H6-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

DL-GLYC; DLG; Glyceraldehyde, (+-)-; U 1188; DL-Glyceraldehyde; [ChemIDplus] Glyceraldehyde, DL; DL-Glyceric aldehyde; [RTECS]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Off-white solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Glyceraldehyde is a triose monosaccharide with chemical formula C3H6O3. It is the simplest of all common aldoses. It is a sweet, colorless, crystalline solid that is an intermediate compound in carbohydrate metabolism." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (rat) = 2,000 mg/kg; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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