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Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid)

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Coenzyme in the oxidative decarboxylation reactions of glucose metabolism and the citric acid cycle. Although it is an essential growth factor for various micro-organisms. a-Lipoic acid, is a naturally occuring coenzyme containing a disulfide that has been used to treat polyneuropathies and hepatic disorders. a-Lipoic acid is a potent inhibitor of NFKB activation and HIV-1 tat driven gene expression.
Catalog #L2500
Purity 98%
Identification: IR
Solubility (50mg/ml, ethanol): Clear, colorless, complete
Heavy Metals: 0.001%
Melting Point: 60-62°C
Residue on Ignition: 0.1%
Loss on Drying: 0.2%
CAS Number1077-28-7
Molecular FormulaC8H14O2S2
Molecular Weight206.3
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate namesDL-alpha-Thioctic acid; DL-6,8-Thioctic acid; DL-6,8-Dithioctanoic acid; DL-1,2-Dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid; Oxidized form


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