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Compound Summary for: CID 670

Dihydroxyacetone

Also known as: 1,3-dihydroxyacetone, glycerone, Chromelin, 96-26-4, Dihyxal, Oxantin, Oxatone, Triulose, Viticolor
Molecular Formula: C3H6O3   Molecular Weight: 90.07794   InChIKey: RXKJFZQQPQGTFL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A ketotriose compound. Its addition to blood preservation solutions results in better maintenance of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate levels during storage. It is readily phosphorylated to dihydroxyacetone phosphate by triokinase in erythrocytes. In combination with naphthoquinones it acts as a sunscreening agent.   From: MeSH
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