Biotin is essential vitamin that is important for amino acid and energy metabolism, and fatty acid synthesis. It is a prosthetic group in four mammalian carboxylase families and facilitates the binding and transfer of carbon dioxide.
Molecular Formula C10H16N2O3S
Molecular Weight 244.31
CAS # 58-85-5
Solubility Soluble 0.2 mg/mL in water (Solubility increases with addition of 1 N NaOH.)
Store at 2-8oC ; stock-frozen in working aliquots, avoid repeated freeze/thaw