MilliporeSigma
All Photos(3)

Documents

62320

Sigma-Aldrich

(±)-α-Lipoic acid

≥98.0%

Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

Synonym(s):
(±)-1,2-Dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, 6,8-Dithiooctanoic acid, DL-α-Lipoic acid, DL-6,8-Thioctic acid, Lip(S2)
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C8H14O2S2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
206.33
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
81853
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

assay

≥98.0% (HPLC)
≥98.0%

form

solid

ign. residue

≤0.1%

loss

≤0.2% loss on drying

mp

60-62 °C

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

OC(=O)CCCCC1CCSS1

InChI

1S/C8H14O2S2/c9-8(10)4-2-1-3-7-5-6-11-12-7/h7H,1-6H2,(H,9,10)

InChI key

AGBQKNBQESQNJD-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

Related Categories

General description

α-lipoic acid (ALA, thioctic acid) is a natural organosulfur compound produced in plants, animals and humans. It is a powerful antioxidant and plays a role in the forming nucleic acids, building blocks of DNA.

This product is a racemic mixture.

Application

(±)-α-Lipoic acid has been used:

  • In in vitro lipoylation studies and in the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC)-pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDHK) functional assay.
  • To investigate its antioxidative effect on developing cerebellum of rats exposed to arsenic during postnatal period.

Biochem/physiol Actions

(±)-α-Lipoic acid exhibits direct free radical scavenging property and reduces the increased oxidative stress. In addition, it might also exhibit prooxidant activity. α-Lipoic acid functions as an important prosthetic group in α-keto acid dehydrogenase complexes of the mitochondria. It acts as a potential therapeutic for diabetic patients with distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP). α-Lipoic acid is also used in the treatment of energy-impaired and redox unbalanced diseases.
Antioxidant and coenzyme needed for the activity of enzyme complexes such as those of pyruvate dehydrogenase and glycine decarboxylase. Exogenous thioctic acid is reduced intracellularly by two or more enzymes. The reduced form then influences a number of cell processes by direct radical scavenging, recycling of other antioxidants, increasing glutathione synthesis, and modulating transcription factor activity particularly that of NF-κB. Decreases the phagocytosis of myelin by macrophages.

pictograms

Exclamation markEnvironment

signalword

Warning

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 2

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).

Example:

T1503
Product Number
-
25G
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:

705578-5MG-PW

PL860-CGA/SHF-1EA

MMYOMAG-74K-13

1000309185

enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service