NIACIN - (59-67-6)

Introduction

Name: niacin; pyridine-3-carboxylic acid*; vitamin B3
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 59-67-6
Chemical Formula: C6H5NO2
Molar Mass: 123.1094 g
Mass Percent: C 58.536 %; H 4.0936 %; N 11.377 %; O 25.992 % 
Isomers:  p-benzoquinone monoxime  •  nitrobenzene

Classification

Uses/Function

• "A member of the vitamin B complex; used for the prevention and treatment of pellagra. It occurs naturally in liver, yeast, milk, cheese, and cereals." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 4
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 14
Pi Bonds: 4
Total: 18
Carboxyl Groups: 1
Hydroxyl Groups: 0

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Sources

(1) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 22.
(2) - Ebbing, Darrell D. General Chemistry 3rd ed.; Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, MA, 1990; p 138.