Agent Name

N-Acetylneuraminic acid

CAS Number

131-48-6

Formula

C11-H19-N-O9

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Aceneuramic acid; Acide aceneuramique [INN-French]; Acidium aceneuramicum [INN-Latin]; Acido aceneuramico [INN-Spanish]; Neuraminic acid, N-acetyl-; [ChemIDplus] NANA; Lactaminic acid; Sialic acid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

White crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"An N-acyl derivative of neuraminic acid. N-acetylneuraminic acid occurs in many polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids in animals and bacteria." [ChemIDplus] "Neuraminic acid (5-amino-3,5-dideoxy-D-glycero-D-galacto-non-2-ulosonic acid) is a 9-carbon monosaccharide, a derivative of a ketononose. Neuraminic acid may be visualized as the product of an aldol-condensation product of pyruvic acid and D-mannosamine (2-amino-2-deoxy-mannose). Neuraminic acid does not occur naturally, but many of its derivatives are found widely distributed in animal tissues and in bacteria, especially in glycoproteins and gangliosides." [Wikipedia]

Comments

An eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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