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 Action||Riboflavin is a precursor of FAD (flavin adenine dinucleotide); a redox reaction cofactor, and FMN (flavin mononucleotide); an electron carrier involved in photosynthesis.|
|Plant Biology Applications||Riboflavin is used in plant cell culture because of its indirect role in photosynthesis.|
|Solubility||Alcohol: Practically insoluble|
Water: 70 μg/mL
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