D-Glucuronolactone is a white solid odorless compound, soluble in hot and cold water. Its melting point ranges from 176 to 178 °C. The compound can exist in a monocyclic aldehyde form or in a bicyclic hemiacetal form. It’s used as a detoxicant. The liver uses glucose to create glucuronolactone, which inhibits the enzyme B-glucuronidase (metabolizes glucuronides) then Glucuronides combine with toxic substances, by converting them to water-soluble glucuronide-conjugates which are excreted in the urine.
|Description||White crystals or crystalline powder|
|Specific rotation||+ 18-20|
|Loss on drying||≤0.5%|
|Residue on ignition||≤0.1%|
|Ammonium salts (NH4)||≤200PPM|
|Total plate count||≤1000cfu/g|
|Staphylococcus aureus||Negative /25g|
|Conclusion: This product is in conformity with CHP.1995 Ed standard.|
D-Glucuronolactone is a popular ingredient in energy drinks that it detoxifies the body.