Prepared by enzymatic hydrolysis of N-Acetylneuraminic Acid, and purified by crystallization.
C8H15NO6 , H2O (MW:239.2)
White amorphous powder.
More than 99% by HPLC. Homogeneous by thin layer chromatographic analysis.
Stable when stored on desiccated condition at 5°C.
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