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A ketotriose compound. Its addition to blood preservation solutions results in better maintenance of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate levels during storage. It is readily phosphorylated to dihydroxyacetone phosphate by triokinase in erythrocytes. In combination with naphthoquinones it acts as a sunscreening agent.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D09.546.465.200, D09.546.894.200

MeSH Unique ID: D004098

Registry Number: O10DDW6JOO

Entry Terms:

  • 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-Propanone
  • 1,3 Dihydroxy 2 Propanone
  • Chromelin
  • Summers Brand of Dihydroxyacetone
  • Vitadye
  • ICN Brand of Dihydroxyacetone

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