Chromium Picolinate USP
Chromium picolinate is a chemical compound sold as a nutritional supplement to treat type 2 diabetes and promote weight loss. This bright-red coordination compound is derived from chromium (III) and picolinic acid. Small quantities of chromium are needed for glucose utilization by insulin in normal health, but deficiency is extremely rare and has only been observed in hospital patients on long-term defined diets.
Chromium picolinate is used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, although its effectiveness remains controversial due to conflicting and/or poorly carried out clinical studies. It as an aid to body development for athletes and as a means of losing weight, but a number of studies have failed to demonstrate an effect of chromium (III) picolinate on either muscle growth or fat loss.
Chemical Name: Chromium Picolinate
Mol. Formula: C18H12N3O6Cr
Mol. Weight: 418.31 mg/mol
CAS No: 14639-25-9
(a) Infrared Absorption.
(b) Specified Test. A yellow color develops.
|Solubility||Poorly soluble in water|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 4.0%|
|Chloride||Not more than 0.06%|
|Sulfate||Not more than 0.2%|
|Organic volatile impurities||Meets the requirements|
|Residual solvents||Meets the requirements|
|Assay||Not less than 98.0% and not more than 102.0%|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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