Sialic acid / N-acetylneuraminic acid

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N-acetylneuraminic acid, also known as Sialic acid, is a key component of important amino sugars that mediate cellular communication. Sialic acid is a naturally-occurring building block for compounds such as glycoproteins and gangliosides, and is therefore found in cell membranes, in the plasma and in glandular secretions such as saliva.

Sialic acid

Due to the high concentration of Sialic acid in gangliosides, which are found in the membranes of neurons, this monosaccharide plays an important role in brain development, and in the function of the nervous system. In addition, several viral pathogens (including human influenza virus and avian influenza virus) use sialylated proteins as receptors.

Sialic acid and its derivatives, and sialylated compounds (i.e. molecules conjugated to sialic acid) are already used as active pharmaceutical ingredients to prevent viral infections. Additional research will focus on the use of these compounds to promote healthy brain development and to prevent age-related degenerative nervous system disorders.

The sialic acid that we produce is a crystalline product with high purity.

We offer Sialic acid produced under FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001 (N-Acetylneuraminic acid, CAS 131-48-6 / N-Acetylneuraminic acid dihydrate, CAS 50795-27-2 / N-Acetylneuraminic acid sodium salt, CAS 92413-99-5) with the following specifications:

Product code:
2012 N-Acetylneuraminic acid free acid food grade (China) ≥ 98% (crystalline powder)
2013 N-Acetylneuraminic acid dihydrate food grade (EU) ≥ 97 % (crystalline powder)
2014 N-Acetylneuraminic acid sodium salt ≥ 97% (crystalline powder)
2015 N-Acetylneuraminic acid free acid ≥ 98% (crystalline powder)

N-Acetylneuraminic acid is approved for food use in China and EU. Also we provide N-Acetylneuraminic acid for cosmetic application.

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