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N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine structure
Chemical Name:
NADG;D-GLCNAC;ACEN-001;NSC 52434;NSC 524344;acetylglucosamine;N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE;Gastrodin Impurity 9;N-Acetyl-D-glucosami;N-Acetyl-D-glucosamin
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N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine Properties

Melting point:
211 °C (dec.)(lit.)
42 º (c=2,water,2 hrs)
refractive index 
40.5 ° (C=1, H2O)
storage temp. 
H2O: 50 mg/mL colorless to faint yellow solution, clear to very slightly hazy
Boiling point:
636.4±55.0 °C(Predicted)
1.54 g/cm3
saline suspension
white to off-white
Water Solubility 
Soluble in concentrated hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid and formic acid. Insoluble in water, dilute acids, dilute alkalis, concentrated alkalis and organic solvents.
Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
CAS DataBase Reference
7512-17-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
N-Acetylglucosamine (7512-17-6)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements  36/37/38
Safety Statements  24/25-36-26-22
WGK Germany  3
RTECS  LZ6651000
Hazard Note  Irritant
HS Code  29329985

N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine price More Price(22)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich A3286 N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine suitable for cell culture, BioReagent 7512-17-6 5g $105 2019-12-02 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 1010022 N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard 7512-17-6 200mg $308.7 2019-12-02 Buy
TCI Chemical A0092 N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine >98.0%(HPLC)(N) 7512-17-6 25g $32 2019-12-02 Buy
TCI Chemical A0092 N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine >98.0%(HPLC)(N) 7512-17-6 100g $94 2019-12-02 Buy
Alfa Aesar A13047 N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine, 98+% 7512-17-6 50g $61.3 2020-06-24 Buy

N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine is the N-acetyl derivative of glucosamine.Chemically it is an amide between glucosamine and acetic acid. A single N-acetlyglucosamine moiety linked to serine or threonine residues on nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins -O-GlcNAc, is an ubiquitous post-translational protein modification. O-GlcNAc modified proteins are involved in sensing the nutrient status of the surrounding cellular environment and adjusting the activity of cellular proteins accordingly. O-GlcNAc regulates cellular responses to hormones such as insulin, initiates a protective response to stress, modulates a cell's capacity to grow and divide, and regulates gene transcription. In humans, it exists in skin, cartilage and blood vessel as a component of hyaluronic acid, and bone tissue, cornea and aorta as a component of keratan sulfate.
N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine (D-GlcNAc) is a derivitized glucose monomer found in polymers of bacterial cell walls, chitin, hyaluronic acids and various glycans. It is also synthesized in the glycosylation pathway as uridine diphosphate (UDP-GlcNAc), which can then be released following degradation of glycosylated proteins.D-GlcNAc is used to identify, differentiate and characterize N-acetyl-β-D-hexoaminidase(s). It is also used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Further, it is used as a substrate in sialic acid production, cosmetics and in drug development research.

Chemical Properties

White powder


A pharmaceutical and cosmetic compound.


N-acetyl-D-Glucosamine (GlcNAc) is a monosaccharide derivative of glucose. It is released by the action of O-GlcNAcase, in mammalian systems from proteins that have been post-translationally modified with O-GlcNAc. Levels of O-GlcNAcylation proteins from Alzheimer’s disease brain extracts are decreased as compared to that in controls, suggesting that release of GlcNAc may contribute to pathogenesis.1 In E. coli, GlcNAc induces the expression of multidrug exporter genes, indicating that this sugar can alter gene expression.1 GlcNAc is also the monomeric unit of chitin, which is found in fungi and many invertebrates, including crustaceans, insects, and nematodes. For this reason, chemicals that inhibit the incorporation of GlcNAc into chitin are cytotoxic to these organisms.
  1. Atypical microbial danger signal that acts as a new activator of NLRP3 inflammasome by dissociating the enzyme hexokinase from the mitochondria. D-GlcNAc inhibits purified hexokinase, which is also involved in the glucose metabolism and obesity in mM range. For hexokinase dissociation from the mitochondria much higher concentrations are needed.
  2. Acceptor substrate for galactosyltransferases. Inhibits the lectin WGA and is used to identify, differentiate and characterize N-acetyl-β-D-hexosaminidase(s).
  3. Used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Significantly enhances the prevention of joint damage and inhibits elastase activity and superoxide release from human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Acts as a cytoprotective agent restoring the integrity and normal function of mucous membrane in humans.
  4. D-GlcNAc enhances the proliferation and collagen expression of fibroblasts, reduces hyperpigmentation and is therefore considered a valuable ingredient in cosmetics for improving skin wrinkles and color.
  5. Important substrate for the production of sialic acids.
  6. Used in multiple other applications in drug development and food supplement, based on a newly described bio-wave model.


ChEBI: The pyranose form of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine.

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2019-11-12 N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine
US $1.00 / KG 1KG 98% min 10T Henan Xiangtong Chemical Co., Ltd.
2018-12-17 N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine
US $2.00 / kg 10kg 99% ask career henan chemical co

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