Inositol CAS 87-89-8

Inositol CAS 87-89-8

Inositol or cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol is a chemical compound with formula C6H12O6 or (-CHOH-)6, a derivative of cyclohexane with six hydroxyl groups, making it a polyol (multiple alcohol). It exists in nine possible stereoisomers, of which cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-cyclohexanehexol, or myo-inositol (former names meso-inositol or i-inositol), is the

Introduction

Inositol or cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol is a chemical compound with formula C6H12O6 or (-CHOH-)6, a derivative of cyclohexane with six hydroxyl groups, making it a polyol (multiple alcohol). It exists in nine possible stereoisomers, of which cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-cyclohexanehexol, or myo-inositol (former names meso-inositol or i-inositol), is the most widely occurring form in nature. Inositol is a sugar alcohol with half the sweetness of sucrose (table sugar).


Functions and Applications

1. In Medical Industry:mainly used to confect multi-vitamin pills and various nutritional amino acid- vitamin infusion products. In addition, it can also be used in the treatment of cirrhosis,hepatitis,fatty liver,arteriosclerosis,high cholesterol in the blood,high diabetes, carbon tetrachloride poisoning etc. Its anti-cancer effects are particularly remarkable.

2. In Food Industry:it may be taken directly or used as nutrientdrinks or nutrient agent of food for children. It may stimulate themetabolism of human body,such as Red Bull.

3. In Feed Industry:as a food additives, inositol is used for culture of various strains and promotion yeast growth.As a feed additives, not only increase growth rate, but also avoid the most common inositol deficiency of shrimp and fish.

4. In Fermentation Industry:Inositol is used for culture of various strains and promotion yeast growth, prevention of skin-aging and hair loss.

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