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    CAS Number: 59-30-3

    Folic acid, USP

    $27.85 - $362.03

    Folic acid or vitamin B9 and the resulting metabolites are essential to a number of organisms.  Folic acid is slightly soluble in aqueous solution (0.076 mg/mL) and dissolves freely in dilute acids and alkaline solutions.

    Mechanism of ActionCellular enzymes convert folic acid into dihydrofolic acid which is used as a precursor for a number of compounds including tetrahydrofolate (THF) which are involved in DNA repair and synthesis because of its role in purine synthesis.
    Microbiology ApplicationsFolic acid is frequently used in cell culture to provide tetrahydrofolates and other essential metabolites.
    Molecular FormulaC19H19N7O6
    SolubilityAcids (dilute): Soluble
    Alkaline solutions: Soluble
    Methanol: Slightly soluble
    Water: Slightly soluble
    References

    Aaronson, S., and et al. "Relationship Between Purines Folic Acid-Vitamins." Journal of Bacteriology 75.6 (1958): 660-65. www.ncbi.gov. Web. 31 Aug. 2012.