INTRODUCTION

L-Fucose is a colourless solid that belongs to class of deoxy sugars and is considered as one of the essential sugars for smooth functioning of the body. It occurs naturally in brown algal polysaccharide fucoidan and gums.

Manufacture

It is extracted from  seaweed polysaccharides. Synthetically, it can be produced from acrylamide by a multi-step process.

Synonym6-Deoxy-beta-galactose
L-(-)-Rhodeose
CAS no.2438-80-4
EINECS no.219-452-7
Molecular formulaC6H12O5
Molecular weight164.16
Structure

Applications

API
Precursor for biologically active antibiotics, anti-cancer agents, and anti-inflammatory drugs
Intermediates
2-Chloro-4-nitrophenyl-alpha-L-fuco-pyranoside
D-(+)-galactose
1,2,3,4-Tetra-O-benzoyl-L-fucopyranose
L-Fucono-1,5-lactone
L-Fucitol
Others
Component of anti-aging creams and skin moisturizers
As a dietary supplement
In determination of antigens in blood groups A & B
Promotes accelerated healing of wounds

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecifications
AppearanceWhite to off-white powder
SolubilityReadily soluble in water
Identification
By proton NMRShould conform to the structure
By MSShould conform to the molecular weight
Optical rotationShould conform
Purity (HPLC-ELSD)%Min 99.0
Water%Max 1.0
Residual solvent%Max 1.0

STORAGE

At room temperature, dry sealed, protected from light.

PACKING

25 kg Fibre drum

REACH Status

Not registered

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