Product Name: D-Ribose

Chemical name:D-Ribofuranose

CAS No:50-69-1

Molecular Formula: C5H10O5

Molecular Weight: 150.13


White crystal or crystalline powder, dissoluble in water and very slightly dissoluble in ethanol.


Specification of D-Ribose

Item                                      Limit

 LOD                                     NMT0.5%

 Specific Rotation [α]            -20.5º~-19.0º

Residue on Ignition              NMT0.5%

Heavy Metal (pb)                  NMT10ppm

Arsenic                                NMT2ppm

Assay                                 97~101%



Usage: D-ribose has been widely used as a pharmaceutical intermediate in the manufacturing of riboflavin (VB2), ribofuranosyl, pyran ribose and anti-virus as well as anti-tumor nucleoside drugs.

In health care, D-ribose has been used to treat myocardial ischemia, exercise-induced muscle pain and diabetes; in the food industry, D-ribose has been widely used as a natural food sweetener in Japan and other developed countries.

In addition, as a cosmetic ingredient, D-ribose can be used in cosmetics to promote the skin cell metabolism. This can alleviate and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, boost skin elasticity, and refresh tired-looking skin


Package and Storage

Inside packing – edible polyethylene plastic film. Outside packing- fiber drum. It should be stored in a cool, dry place. The bags should be resealed immediately after use. D-Ribose has a shelf life of two years, when stored properly in its original unopened container.

Date: June 20, 2014