Chromium Picolinate
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Title: Chromium Picolinate
CAS Registry Number: 14639-25-9
CAS Name: Tris(2-pyridinecarboxylato-N1,O2)chromium
Additional Names: chromium tripicolinate; chromium(III) trispicolinate
Trademarks: Chromax (Nutrition 21)
Molecular Formula: C18H12CrN3O6
Molecular Weight: 418.30
Percent Composition: C 51.68%, H 2.89%, Cr 12.43%, N 10.05%, O 22.95%
Literature References: Biologically active form of chromium. General prepn, chemical and biological properties: G. W. Evans, D. J. Pouchnik, J. Inorg. Biochem. 49, 177 (1993). Clinical effect on insulin metabolism: G. W. Evans, Int. J. Biosocial Med. Res. 11, 163 (1989). Clinical evaluation of lipid-lowering activity: R. I. Press et al., West. J. Med. 152, 41 (1990). Clinical pharmacokinetics: M. L. Gargas et al., Drug Metab. Dispos. 22, 522 (1994). Use as veterinary diet supplement: M. D. Lindemann et al., J. Anim. Sci. 73, 457 (1995). Review of clinical pharmacology: M. F. McCarty, J. Appl. Nutr. 43, 58-66 (1991); idem, J. Optim. Nutr. 2, 36-53 (1993); of safety studies: T. O. Berner et al., Food Chem. Toxicol. 42, 1029-1042 (2004).
Properties: Lipophilic. Soly: water (pH 7.0) 0.6 mM, chloroform 2.0 mM. uv max (water): 264 nm (aM 15546 L mol-1cm-1).
Absorption maximum: uv max (water): 264 nm (aM 15546 L mol-1cm-1)
Therap-Cat: Chromium supplement.
Keywords: Replenishers/Supplements; Chromium.

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