Adonitol, also known as ribitol, is the reduced alcohol form of ribose. Adonitol is found in plants of the genus Adonis, from which the molecule takes its name. It is a component of teichoic acids found in the cell walls of Gram positive bacteria. Adonitol is also a moiety present in riboflavin (vitamin B2). Adonitol is commonly used in media for cryopreservation and lyophilization of cells. It is metabolized by some microbes, but not others so an adonitol fermentation test can be used to help identify an unknown microbial organism.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
MW: 152.15 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at 4°C.
PubChem Chemical ID: 6912
|Grade||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE|
|Storage/Handling||Store desiccated at 4°C.|