ChEBI: A hexosamine that is D-glucitol in which the hydroxy group at position 1 is substituted by the nitrogen of a methylamino group. A crystalline base, it is used in preparing salts of certain acids for use as diagnostic radiopaque media, whi
e its antimonate is used as an antiprotozoal in the treatment of leishmaniasis.
Crystallise N-methyl-D(-)-glucamine from MeOH. Its solubility in H2O is 10%. [Karrer & Herkenrath Helv Chim Acta 20 83 1957 also for other N-alkyl derivatives, Beilstein 4 IV 1914.]
white to almost white crystalline powder
excipient in cosmetics and X-ray contrast media