Overview

5-Amino­levulinic acid hydro­chloride

CAS

106-60-5

Status

Commercial

5-Aminolevulinic acid is an amino acid that belongs to ketocarbonic acids. It is increasingly converted into a red fluorescent molecule in tumor cells. This accumulates in tumor cells about 4 times more than in healthy cells. The substance is a photosensitizer, it can form oxygen radicals with light energy. These radicals destroy the cell, which is why 5-aminoleivulinic acid is used, for example, in skin carcinomas caused by UV radiation.

Description

Formula

C5H9NO3 • HCl

Molecular weight

167.59 g/mol

Molecular size

small

Controlled Substance

no

Precursor

no

Indications

Antineoplastic drugs

Packaging

Packed in drum of 10 kg each

Manufacturing and Supply

Available from campaign manufacturing out of European GMP site as per EP and USP.

Your Contact

Marius Hang

Marius Hang

International Division
Director API Export

Midas Pharma GmbH
Rheinstr. 49
55218 Ingelheim
Germany
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