SKU: R009  / 
    CAS Number: 83-88-5


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    Riboflavin is a sparingly soluble (0.085 mg/mL) member of the B vitamins (B2) and serves as a derivative of many flavoproteins in both plants and animals.

    Mechanism of ActionRiboflavin is a precursor of FAD (flavin adenine dinucleotide); a redox reaction cofactor, and FMN (flavin mononucleotide); an electron carrier involved in photosynthesis.
    Plant Biology ApplicationsRiboflavin is used in plant cell culture because of its indirect role in photosynthesis.
    Molecular FormulaC17H20N4O6
    SolubilityAlcohol: Practically insoluble
    Water: 70 μg/mL

    Scott, J. M., and Et Al. "Riboflavin, Flavin Mononucleotide, and Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide in Human Plasma and Erythrocytes at Baseline and after Low-dose Riboflavin Supplementation." Clinical Chemistry 48.9 (2002): 1571-577. Sept. 2002. Web. 4 Sept. 2012.