Agent Name

N-Acetylglucosamine

CAS Number

7512-17-6

Formula

C8-H15-N-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose; 2-Acetamido-2-deoxyglucose; 2-Acetylamino-2-deoxy-D-glucose; Acetylglucosamine; Bio-NAG; D-Glucose, 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-; GreenNAG; Marine Sweet; N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine; D-Glucose, 2-(acetylamino)-2-deoxy-; N-Acetyl-beta-D-glucosamine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used as an anti-arthritic drug; [Merck Index] A monosaccharide derivative of glucose that is part of a biopolymer in the bacterial cell wall; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes changes in liver weight, leukocyte counts, and sodium in 13-week oral studies of rats; [RTECS ]May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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