Folic acid

Agent Name
Folic acid
CAS Number
Major Category
Biological Agents
Folic acid formula graphical representation
N-(4-(((2-Amino-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-6-pteridinyl)methyl)amino)benzoyl)-L-glutamic acid; 4-Pteridinol, 2-amino-6-((p-((1,3-dicarboxypropyl)carbamoyl)anilino)methyl)-; Acfol (Spain); Acide folique [INN-French]; Acido folico [INN-Spanish]; Acidum folicum [INN-Latin]; Acifolic; Antianemia factor; Cytofol; Facid; Factor U; Folacid; Folacin; Folaemin [Netherlands]; Folasic (Australia); Folate; Folbal; Folcidin; Folcysteine; Foldine [France]; Folettes; Foliamin; Folicet; Folico (Italy); Folina (Italy); Folipac; Folsan; Folsaure; Folsav; Folvite; Glutamic acid, N-(p-(((2-amino-4-hydroxy-6-pteridinyl)methyl)amino)benzoyl)-, L-; Glutamic acid, N-(p-(((2-amino-4-hydroxypyrimido(4,5-b)pyrazin-6-yl)methyl)amino)benzoyl)-, L; Glutamic acid, pteroyl-, L-; Incafolic; Kyselina listova [Czech]; L-Glutamic acid, N-(4-(((2-amino-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-6-pteridinyl)methyl)amino)benzoyl)-; Liver Lactobacillus casei factor; Megafol; Millafol; Mittafol; N-(p-(((2-Amino-4-hydroxy-6-pteridinyl)methyl)amino)benzoyl)-L-glutamic acid; Nifolin [Denmark]; Novofolacid [Canada]; PGA; Pteglu; Pteroyl-L-glutamic acid; Pteroyl-L-monoglutamic acid; Pteroylglutamic acid; Pteroylmonoglutamate; Pteroylmonoglutamic acid; Vitamin B11; Vitamin B9; Vitamin Bc; Vitamin Be; Vitamin M; L-Glutamic acid, N-(4-(((2-amino-3,4-dihydro-4-oxo-6-pteridinyl)methyl)amino)benzoyl)-; [ChemIDplus]
Vitamins and Derivatives
Yellowish-orange solid; [Merck Index] Yellow solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
High concentrations in liver, kidney, mushrooms, spinach, yeast, and green leaves; Used as a vitamin (hematopoietic) and dietary requirement for poultry; [Merck Index] Used as a nutritional supplement; [FDA] Essential vitamin for erythropoiesis; Used in treatment of methanol poisoning; [Olson, p. 557]
Rare allergic reactions after IV injection reported; [Olson, p. 557] May cause allergic sensitization; [NTP] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Vapor Pressure
3.37E-21 mm Hg

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