Structural Formula

Peracetylated mannosamine



Peracetylated mannosamine


Manufactured by NZP and offered as the beta isomer. It is a readily useable white, pure, crystalline form suitable for large scale syntheses or biological processes. It is often abbreviated to Ac4ManNAc, ManN(OAc)4NAc, peracetylated mannosamine and tetraacetyl ManNAc.

Use of Chemical

Mannosamine derivatives have become important reagents in research and development projects associated with derivatives of sialic acid. It has been shown that Ac4ManNAc is highly bioavailable and does not appear to have any disadvantages in cellular cultures.


  • CAS Number: 6730-10-5
  • Molecular Weight: 389.4
  • Solubility: Water soluble
  • Packaging: TetraacetylManNAc is still under development and only small quantities are currently available. It should be stored in a cool dry place.