Dihydroxyacetone [DMAE]

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Dihydroxyacetone (Wikipedia)
Dihydroxyacetone
Skeletal formula of dihydroxyacetone
Ball-and-stick model of the dihydroxyacetone molecule
Names
IUPAC name
1,3-Dihydroxypropanone
Other names
Dihydroxyacetone
DHA
Glycerone
Identifiers
96-26-4 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:16016 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL1229937 N
ChemSpider 650 YesY
DrugBank DB01775 YesY
EC Number 202-494-5
Jmol 3D image Interactive graph
KEGG D07841 YesY
PubChem 670
UNII O10DDW6JOO YesY
Properties
C3H6O3
Molar mass 90.08 g·mol−1
Melting point 89 to 91 °C (192 to 196 °F; 362 to 364 K)
Hazards
GHS pictograms Eye Irrit. 2
GHS signal word WARNING
H319
P264, P280, P305+351+338, P337+313
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
N verify (what is YesYN ?)
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Dihydroxyacetone Listeni/ˌdhˌdrɒksiˈæstn/, or DHA, also known as glycerone, is a simple carbohydrate (a triose) with formula C
3
H
6
O
3
.

DHA is primarily used as an ingredient in sunless tanning products. It is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane, and by the fermentation of glycerin.

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