Vitamin B5, Calcium D Pantothenate

Home » Products » Vitamin » Vitamin B5, Calcium D Pantothenate
Vitamin B5, Calcium D Pantothenate

CAS number: 137-08-6
Other names: calcium d-pantothenate,medicinal; d-pantothenate calcium; Calcium panthothenate; Pantothenic Acid Calcium Salt; D-(+)-pantothenic acid calcium salt; calcium bis{3-[(2,4-dihydroxy-3,3-dimethylbutanoyl)amino]propanoate}; calcium bis(3-{[(2R)-2,4-dihydroxy-3,3-dimethylbutanoyl]amino}propanoate); calcium 3-[[(2S)-2,4-dihydroxy-3,3-dimethyl-butanoyl]amino]propanoate
Molecular formula: C18H32CaN2O10
Melting point: 170-172°C
Decompose: 195-196 °C
Appearance: white power
Calcium: 8.2-8.6%
Nitrogen: 5.7-6.0%
Specific rotation: +25.0° - +28.5°
Heavy metal: 0.002 max
Arsenic: 0.0003 max
Loss on drying: 5.0 max
Solubility: very soluble in water: insoluble in ethanol, chloroform, diethyl ether

Found present in virtually all plants and animal foods, vitamin B5 is also known in other forms -Calcium Pantothenate, Pantothenate, and Panthenol. Vitamin B5 is essential to all forms of life. It plays an important role in maintain the health of hair, skin and blood. Actually, it is also essential for the metabolism of food as well as in the formation of hormones and (good) cholesterol. This vitamin occurs mainly as coenzyme A(CoA). It is primarily absorbed in the small intestine via passive diffusion. Transportation in the heart, muscles, and liver cells is done by a sodium active transport. Within the central nervous system, adipose, and renal uptake, facilitative diffusion is used.

Pantothenic acid is a component of coenzyme A, an essential coenzyme in a variety of reactions that sustain life. CoA is required for chemical reactions that generate energy from food (fat, carbohydrates, and proteins). The synthesis of essential fats, cholesterol, and steroid hormones requires CoA, as does the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and the hormone, melatonin. Heme, a component of hemoglobin, requires a CoA-containing compound for its synthesis. Metabolism of a number of drugs and toxins by the liver requires CoA.

The acyl-carrier protein requires pantothenic acid in the form of 4'- phosphopantetheine for its activity as an enzyme. Both CoA and the acyl-carrier protein are required for the synthesis of fatty acids. Fatty acids are a component of some lipids, which are fat molecules essential for normal physiological function.

Administration of pantothenic acid orally and application of pantothenol ointment to the skin have been shown to accelerate the closure of skin wounds and increase the strength of scar tissue in animals. Adding calcium-D-pantothenate to cultured human skin cells given an artificial wound increased the number of migrating skin cells and their speed of migration, effects likely to accelerate wound healing. Deficiency can result in acne and paresthesia (skin tingling)

Vitamin B5 should be stored in cool, dry, tidy and dark place. Keep away from hazard and harmful substance. Use it in two years. We provide best products with a preferable price. Together with best service, our company is very competitive in the market.

Related Names
Nicotinamide | Calcium Pantothenate | Calcium Hopantenate | Racemic Calcium Pantothenate

Feedback Form
Other Products

We are a vitamin B5, calcium D pantothenate manufacturer and supplier, based in China. We provide various types of products such as vitamin B2, riboflavin, betaine anhydrous, feed grade yeast powder, allicin and calcium chloride.