Folic Acid popularly known as vitamin B9 is generally used to cure anaemia and folate deficiencies. avocado, mushroom, green leaves, spinach, asparagus, yeast, eggs, and meat are a great source of natural folic acid. Folic Acid is essential for the generation and maintenance of new cells and for DNA and RNA synthesis through methylation.
Properties Of Folic Acid (Folate)
|Molecular weight||441.404 g/mol|
|Chemical names||pteroyl-L-glutamic acid, vitamin B9, vitamin Bc, vitamin M, folacin, pteroyl-L-glutamate|
|Solubility in water||Soluble|
|Melting point||250 °C|
Folic Acid Structural Formula
Folic acid colour ranges from yellow to orange and is a tasteless needle-like crystal. It is produced from pteroic acid. Folic acid is seen in the liver and kidney of the human. The structural formula for Folic Acid is as shown in the figure below.
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