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N-Acetylneuraminic Acid (Sialic Acid)

N-Acetylneuraminic acid (Sialic Acid or NANA) is the predominant sialic acid found in mammalian cells. This negatively charged residue is found in complex glycans on mucins and glycoproteins found at the cell membrane.

Both sialic acid and neuraminic acid are loosely used to refer to conjugates of neuraminic acid. N-Acetylneuraminic acid is often found as the terminal sugar of cell surface glycoproteins. Cell surface glycoproteins have important roles in cell recognition and interaction as well as in cell adhesion. Membrane glycoproteins are also important in tumor growth and metastases.

Reported to be a key pharmaceutical intermediate. Discovery Fine Chemicals can supply this compound in bulk quantities for pharma development and production.

Product Details

Category Biochemicals & Diagnostics
Carbohydrates and Nucleosides
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CAS Number 131-48-6
Formula C11H19NO9 · 2H2O
Molecular Weight 345.30
Purity 98.0%
Appearance White to off white powder
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Storage Conditions -18°C
MDL Number MFCD00006620
Harmonised Tariff 29329900

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