D-chiro-Inositol

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D-chiro-Inositol[1]
D-chiro-Inositol
Names
IUPAC names
cis-1,2,4-trans-3,5,6
-Cyclohexanehexol
Other names
DCI
1,2,4/3,5,6-Hexahydroxycyclohexane
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.010.359
Properties
C6H12O6
Molar mass 180.16 g·mol−1
Melting point 230 °C (446 °F; 503 K)
[α]23/D +55°, c = 1.2 in H2O
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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D-chiro-Inositol (commonly abbreviated DCI) is a member of a family of related substances often referred to collectively as "inositol," although that term encompasses several isomers of questionable biological relevance. It is known to be an important secondary messenger in insulin signal transduction.[2]

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