COBALAMIN - (68-19-9)

Introduction

Name: cobalamin; Vitamin B12; α-(5,6-dimethylbenzimidazolyl)cobamidcyanide
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 68-19-9
Chemical Formula: C63H88CoN14O14P
Molar Mass: 1355.365181 g
Mass Percent: C 55.828 %; H 6.5442 %; Co 4.3481 %; N 14.467 %; O 16.526 %; P 2.2852 % 

Classification

• organic • aromatic

Uses/Function

• "...lack of the vitamin can result in pernicious anemia and impair the function of the brain and nervous system." 1

Bonding

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Dayan, Franck E. and Dayan, Emilie A. Porphyrins: One Ring in the Colors of Life. American Scientist. 2011, 99, 236.