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Thioctic Acid

Also known as: lipoic acid; 1200-22-2; Heparlipon; (+)-alpha-Lipoic acid; R-(+)-alpha-Lipoic acid; Tioctic Acid; R-Lipoate
Molecular Formula: C8H14O2S2   Molecular Weight: 206.32556   InChIKey: AGBQKNBQESQNJD-SSDOTTSWSA-N
An octanoic acid bridged with two sulfurs so that it is sometimes also called a pentanoic acid in some naming schemes. It is biosynthesized by cleavage of LINOLEIC ACID and is a coenzyme of oxoglutarate dehydrogenase (KETOGLUTARATE DEHYDROGENASE COMPLEX). It is used in DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS.   From: MeSH
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