Record Information
Creation date2015-10-09 22:30:47 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:24 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000453
FoodDB RecordFDB022132
Chemical Information
NameGlucosamine 6-sulfate
DescriptionGlucosamine 6-sulfate is a naturally occurring compound present in many of the body's tissues, and belongs to a class of compounds known as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Glucosamine 6-sulfate is being used in the treatment of arthritis. Glucosamine for arthritis products is usually formulated as the hydrochloride salt or glucosamine sulfate and often combined with chondroitin sulphate. It is notable that while both the hydrochloride salt and glucosamine sulfate are used in pharmaceutical preparations, glucosamine sulfate is thought to have a higher biological activity due to the presence of the sulfate. It should also be noted that there is a large cost difference between the two salts, with the hydrochloride salt being significantly less expensive. (PMID: 15925239) [HMDB]
CAS Number91674-26-9
2-amino-2-deoxy-D-Glucose 6-sulfatehmdb
2-amino-2-Deoxy-D-glucose 6-sulphateHMDB
Glucosamine 6-O-sulfatehmdb
Glucosamine 6-O-sulphateHMDB
Glucosamine 6-sulfatehmdb
Glucosamine 6-sulfic acidhmdb
Glucosamine 6-sulphateHMDB
Chemical FormulaC6H13NO8S
IUPAC name{[(2R,3S,4R,5R,6R)-5-amino-3,4,6-trihydroxyoxan-2-yl]methoxy}sulfonic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C6H13NO8S/c7-3-5(9)4(8)2(15-6(3)10)1-14-16(11,12)13/h2-6,8-10H,1,7H2,(H,11,12,13)/t2-,3-,4-,5-,6-/m1/s1
Isomeric SMILESN[C@H]1[C@H](O)O[C@H](COS(O)(=O)=O)[C@@H](O)[C@@H]1O
Average Molecular Weight259.234
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight259.036187087
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hexoses. These are monosaccharides in which the sugar unit is a is a six-carbon containing moeity.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassCarbohydrates and carbohydrate conjugates
Direct ParentHexoses
Alternative Parents
  • Hexose monosaccharide
  • Monosaccharide sulfate
  • Amino saccharide
  • Oxane
  • Sulfuric acid monoester
  • Sulfate-ester
  • Alkyl sulfate
  • Sulfuric acid ester
  • Organic sulfuric acid or derivatives
  • Hemiacetal
  • 1,2-diol
  • Secondary alcohol
  • 1,2-aminoalcohol
  • Oxacycle
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Polyol
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Primary amine
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Alcohol
  • Amine
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 10 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez
Commercial Vendors
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Cayman Chemical 23097