Agent Name

Nicotinamide

Alternative Name

Niacinamide

CAS Number

98-92-0

Formula

C6-H6-N2-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3-Pyridinecarboxylic acid amide; 3-Carbamoylpyridine; 3-Pyridinecarboxamide; Amid kyseliny nikotinove [Czech]; Aminicotin; Amixicotyn; Amnicotin; Austrovit PP; Benicot; beta-Pyridinecarboxamide; Delonin amide; Dipegyl; Endobion; Hansamid; Inovitan PP; m-(Aminocarbonyl)pyridine; NAM; Nandervit-N; Niacevit; Niacinamide; Niamide; Niavit PP; Nicamina; Nicamindon; Nicasir; Nicobion; Nicofort; Nicogen; Nicomidol; Nicosan 2; Nicosylamide; Nicota; Nicotamide; Nicotilamide; Nicotililamido; Nicotinamida [INN-Spanish]; Nicotinamidum [INN-Latin]; Nicotine acid amide; Nicotine amide; Nicotinic acid amide; Nicotinic amide; Nicotinsaureamid [German]; Nicotol; Nicotylamide; Nicotylamidum; Nicovit; Nicovitina; Nicovitol; Nicozymin; Niko-Tamin; Nikotinamid; Nikotinsaeureamid [German]; Niocinamide; Niozymin; Papulex; Pelmine; Pelonin amide; Pyridine, 3-carbamoyl-; Pyridine-3-carboxylic acid amide; Savacotyl; VI-Nicotyl; Vitamin B; Vitamin B (VAN); Vitamin B3; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Colorless needles or white crystalline powder. Bitter taste.

Sources/Uses

"Nicotinamide is usually used to treat deficiency, because nicotinamide, unlike nicotinic acid (the most common form of niacin), does not cause flushing, itching, burning, or tingling sensations." [Merck Manual, p. 32] "Nicotinamide, (ni-k?-te-n?-mid) also known as niacinamide and nicotinic amide, is the amide of nicotinic acid (vitamin B3 / niacin). Nicotinamide is a water-soluble vitamin and is part of the vitamin B group. Nicotinic acid, also known as niacin, is converted to nicotinamide in vivo, and, though the two are identical in their vitamin functions, nicotinamide does not have the same pharmacological and toxic effects of niacin, which occur incidental to niacin's conversion." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Nicotinic acid."

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