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87-89-8 - myo-Inositol, 98+% - Hexahydroxycyclohexane - Myoinositol - A13586 - Alfa Aesar

A13586 myo-Inositol, 98+%

CAS Number
87-89-8
Synonyms
Hexahydroxycyclohexane
Myoinositol

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 40.67
500g 145.23
2500g 542.55
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myo-Inositol, 98+%

MDL
MFCD00077932
EINECS
201-781-2

Chemical Properties

Formula
C6H12O6
Formula Weight
180.16
Melting point
224-227°
Density
1.75
Solubility
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol, dimethyl sulfoxide and alcohol. Insoluble in ether.    

Applications

Myo-Inositol is a growth factor for animals and microorganisms. It is the most abundant form of polyols that serves as a structural element of secondary messengers in eukaryotic cells. It is used as an adulterant in many illegal drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. Further, it is used as a stand-in for cocaine on television and film.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.    

Literature References

Bruggeman, Q.; Prunier, F.; Mazubert, C.; de Bont, L.; Garmier, M.; Lugan, R.; Benhamed, M.; Bergounioux, C.; Raynaud, C.; Delarue, M. Involvement of Arabidopsis Hexokinase1 in Cell Death Mediated by Myo-Inositol Accumulation. Plant Cell 2015, 27 (6), 1801-1814.

D'Anna, R.; Di Benedetto, A.; Scilipoti, A.; Santamaria, A.; Interdonato, M. L.; Petrella, E.; Neri, I.; Pintaudi, B.; Corrado, F.; Facchinetti, F. Myo-inositol Supplementation for Prevention of Gestational Diabetes in Obese Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet. Gynecol. 2015, 126 (2), 310-315.

Other References

Merck
14,4978
Beilstein
1907329
Harmonized Tariff Code
2906.13
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
NM7520800

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