Chromium(III) nicotinate

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Chromium(III) nicotinate skeletal.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Chromium(3+) tri(pyridine-3-carboxylate)
Clinical data
Legal status
CAS number 64452-96-6
ATC code None
PubChem CID 56843898
ChemSpider 8085563
Synonyms Chromium trinicotinate
Chemical data
Formula C18H12CrN3O6 
Mol. mass 418.30 g/mol

Chromium(III) nicotinate is an ionic substance used for chromium supplementation in some nutritional products, where it is also referred to as chromium polynicotinate. It appears in products that are referred to as a medical food used for nutritional support for conditions associated with diabetes mellitus type 2. The product is also known as "niacin-bound chromium".[1]


Chromium(III) nicotinate contains three nicotinic acid units per chromium ion; that is, it is the trinicotinate of chromium(III). The substance that is used in supplements and called "chromium polynicotinate" is said to be a mixture of the trinicotinate and the dinicotinate, with the former dominating.[2]

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  1. ^ Preuss, H. G.; Bagchi, D.; Bagchi, M.; Rao, C. V. S.; Dey, D. K.; Satyanarayana, S. (May 2004). "Effects of a natural extract of (–)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA-SX) and a combination of HCA-SX plus niacin-bound chromium and Gymnema sylvestre extract on weight loss". Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism 6 (3): 171–180. doi:10.1111/j.1462-8902.2004.00328.x. PMID 15056124. 
  2. ^ "Mixture of chromium di- and tri-nicotinate as a source of chromium added for nutritional purposes in food supplements and in foods for particular nutritional uses". The EFSA Journal 887: 1–24. 2008.