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Title: Lyxoflavine
CAS Registry Number: 13123-37-0
CAS Name: 5-Deoxy-5-(3,4-dihydro-7,8-dimethyl-2,4-dioxobenzo[g]pteridin-10(2H)-yl)-L-arabinitol
Additional Names: 6,7-dimethyl-9-(1-L-lyxityl)isoalloxazine; L-lyxoflavine
Molecular Formula: C17H20N4O6
Molecular Weight: 376.36
Percent Composition: C 54.25%, H 5.36%, N 14.89%, O 25.51%
Literature References: The L-lyxose analog of riboflavine. Isoln from human myocardium: Pallares, Garza, Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 22, 63 (1949); Gardner, ibid. 34, 98 (1951). Synthesis: Wenis, US 2734054 (1956 to Hoffmann-La Roche); Folkers, US 2760865 (1956 to Merck & Co.).
Properties: Yellow to orange needles from water, dec 283-284°. [a]D23 -49° (c = 0.26 in 0.05N NaOH). Sparingly sol in water, even less sol in alcohol. Freely sol with decompn in alkaline aq solns.
Optical Rotation: [a]D23 -49° (c = 0.26 in 0.05N NaOH)
Use: Growth-promoting agent in feedstuffs.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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