Folic acid

Chemical Formula: C19H19N7O6

Molecular Weight: 441.40

CAS Number: 59-30-3

Description: Folic acid USP, Orange to yellow crystalline powder, ≥97% (HPLC on dry basis)

Folic Acid is a collective term for pteroylglutamic acids and their oligoglutamic acid conjugates. Folic acid (folate) is a kind of B-vitamin which is mainly present in the liver and kidney. It has various kinds of pharmacological and physiological effects. It is involved in amino acid metabolism, purine and pyrimidine synthesis, and is also essential for hematopoiesis and red blood cell generation. In women pregnancy, folate can effectively prevent neural tube defects in the baby. It plays important role in fertility through contributing to spermatogenesis. It can also reduce the incidence of heart disease, stroke and cancer. Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin found in many foods and particularly in leafy green vegetables that is essential for the critical biosynthetic pathways involving transfer of methyl groups to organic compounds.