Folic Acid

Folic Acid

  • (2S)-2-[(4-{[(2-amino-4-hydroxypteridin-6-yl)methyl]amino}phenyl)formamido]pentanedioic acid
  • 29362910
  • C19H19N7O6
  • Light Yellow Powder
  • 59-30-3
  • vitamin B9
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  • Vitamins

Brief Overview

Folic acid or folate is naturally present in wide variety of foods, such as cereals, flours, corn meals, pastas, and other grain products. It is used as an additional nutrition source in food. The enough dietary intake can also help prevent certain birth defects. Folic acid supplements play an important role in maintaining new cells and prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.

Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing process involved direct crystallization from aqueous solution of gluconic acid. The first step was to remove the water from gluconic acid which involved azeotropic distillation with alcohols and followed by crystallization from the alcohol-containing residue. The crystalized particle, which was the glucono delta lactone, that was form at the end of the process was kept at room temperature.

Pharmaceutical Industry  

Folic acid or vitamin B9 is an essential nutrient for pregnant women as it supports the development of a baby. It helps to minimize the risk of congenital disabilities such as neural tube defects (NTDs) in infants. It is produced as prenatal supplements or vitamins, along with vitamin B12, and vitamin D. Folic acid can also treat some diseases such as nervous system, urinary, and cardiovascular system disorders.

Food and Beverage Industry  

Folic acid is used in the food and beverage industry, especially for food and beverage fortification. Folic acid fortification has been made compulsory in many countries such the U.S., New Zealand, UK, and Australia. Some food examples that are fortified with folic acid are flour, cereals, soft drinks, and baby food. 

Feed Industry  

Folic acid is frequently used as a feed supplement to improve nutrient uptake and offer nourishment to animals. Lack of folic acid in animals can cause poor feather growth and loss of appetite in poultry and livestock.

Folic Acid Suppliers - Tradeasia International

Tradeasia is fulfilling the needs of many international and national companies by offering premium quality chemicals, which are prepared by professionals. We are a Top Folic Acid Supplier and chemical trading partner that serve the purpose of many of our clients, at budget-friendly rates. Paired up with our comprehensive supply capability, We are one of the best Folic Acid bulk suppliers based in Singapore with a growing market in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central America, and South America. Tradeasia International tends to make sure that the desired product is delivered within the given time frame without compromising on the quality at all. We offer negotiable prices for Folic Acid with the best quality according to customer requirements

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