Agent Name

Riboflavin

CAS Number

83-88-5

Formula

C17-H20-N4-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

6,7-Dimethyl-9-D-ribitylisoalloxazine; 7,8-Dimethyl-10-(D-ribo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxypentyl)isoalloxazine; 7,8-Dimethyl-10-ribitylisoalloxazine; Aqua-Flave; Beflavin; Beflavine; Benzo(g)pteridine-2,4(3H,10H)-dione, 7,8-dimethyl-10-(D-ribo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxypentyl)-; D-Ribitol, 1-deoxy-1-(3,4-dihydro-7,8-dimethyl-2,4-dioxobenzo(g)pteridin-10(2H)-yl)-; Dermadram; Fiboflavin; Flavaxin; Flavin BB; Flaxain; HYRE; Hyflavin; Isoalloxazine, 7,8-dimethyl-10-(D-ribo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxypentyl)-; Isoalloxazine, 7,8-dimethyl-10-D-ribityl-; Lactobene; Lactoflavin; Lactoflavine; Ribipca; Ribocrisina; Riboderm; Riboflavina [INN-Spanish]; Riboflavine [INN-French]; Riboflavinequinone; Riboflavinum [INN-Latin]; Ribosyn; Ribotone; Ribovel; Russupteridine Yellow III; Vitaflavine; Vitamin B2; Vitamin Bi; Vitamin G; Vitasan B2; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Orange-yellow solid; [Merck Index] Dark yellow powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in minute amounts in all plant and animal cells and especially in milk, eggs, malted barley, liver, kidney, heart, and leafy vegetables; Used as a food coloring and vitamin (enzyme cofactor); [Merck Index] Used as a medication, animal feed supplement, nutritional supplement, and to inactivate pathogens and viruses; [HSDB] Used as flavoring agent, color, and nutritional supplement for foods; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; [ICSC] Large doses may cause yellow perspiration; [Olson, p. 446] Acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 0-0.5 mg/kg; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.9E-22 mm Hg

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