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Niacin USP (Nicotinic acid, Vitamin B3, Pyridine-3-carboxylic acid)


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Nicotinic acid. It is a precursor of the coenzymes NAD and NADP. Widely distributed in nature; appreciable amounts are found in liver , fish, yeast and cereal grains. Dietary deficiency is associated with pellagra. The term “niacin” has also been applied to nicotinamide or to other derivatives exhibiting the biological activity of nicotinic acid. Vitamin (enzyme cofactor).
Catalog #N2500
IdentificationTo Pass USP
Loss on Drying 1.0%
Residue on Ignition 0.1%
Heavy Metals 0.002%
Organic Volatile ImpuritiesTo Pass USP
StorageStore at 4ºC.
CAS Number59-67-6
Molecular FormulaC6H5NO2
Molecular Weight123.11
FormSupplied as a white crystalline powder
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 namesNicotinic acid; Vitamin B3; Pyridine-3-carboxylic acid

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