Agent Name

Glucosamine

CAS Number

3416-24-8

Formula

C6-H13-N-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Amino-2-deoxyglucose; D-Glucose, 2-amino-2-deoxy-; 2-Amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose; 2-Amino-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose; Chitosamine; D-Glucosamine; Glucosamina [INN-Spanish]; Glucosaminum [INN-Latin]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

Alpha and beta forms are solids; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Present in chitin, mucoproteins, and mucopolysaccharides; [Merck Index] Used as a pharmaceutic aid, antiarthritic, and in biochemical research; [HSDB] "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]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.02E-8 mm Hg

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