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Chemical Component Summary

NameMESO-ERYTHRITOL
Identifiers(2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetrol
FormulaC4 H10 O4
Molecular Weight122.12 g/mol
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESOC[C@H](O)[C@H](O)CO
InChIInChI=1S/C4H10O4/c5-1-3(7)4(8)2-6/h3-8H,1-2H2/t3-,4+
InChIKeyUNXHWFMMPAWVPI-ZXZARUISSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count18
Chiral Atom Count2
Chiral AtomsCAC,CAE
Bond Count17
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB04481 Different stereochemistry
NameMeso-Erythritol
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionA four-carbon sugar that is found in algae, fungi, and lichens. It is twice as sweet as sucrose and can be used as a coronary vasodilator. [PubChem]
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682