D-(-)-Ribose is mainly used as a very basic source of metabolism of life. It is also used as a precursor for virazole, adenosine, thymidine, cytidine, fluoro-thymidine, 2-methyl adenosine, pyrromonazole toxina and adenosine methionine. It is further used in the synthesis of vitamin B2 (riboflavin), tetra-O-acetyl-ribose and nucleoside. It finds application as food additives and as supplement in cell culture.
Soluble in water. Insoluble in ether.
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Store in a cool place.
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
RTECSNumber : VJ2275000
TSCA : TSCA
storageNote1 : Hygroscopic