Chemical Component Summary

Identifiers manganese(2+)
manganese(+2) cation
Formula Mn
Molecular Weight 54.94 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES [Mn++]
InChI InChI=1S/Mn/q+2

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 2
Atom Count 1
Chiral Atom Count 0
Chiral Atoms
Bond Count 0
Aromatic Bond Count 0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB06757   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Manganese
  • approved
  • nutraceutical
Description Manganese is a transition metal with a molar mass of 54.94g/mol. Manganese is considered critical for human health, and plays important roles in development, metabolism, and the antioxidant system. That said, excessive manganese intake is associated with manganism, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes dopaminergic neuronal death and parkinsonian-like symptoms.
  • Manganese chloride
  • Manganese chloride tetrahydrate
  • Manganese sulfate
Brand Names
  • 4 Trace Elements Injection, USP
  • A.R.T.H. Away Formula
  • Acti-MN + B1 + C Caplet
  • Adrenergy Tablets
  • Advanced 2000 Capsules
Affected Organism Humans and other mammals
Indication Indicated for use as a supplement to intravenous solutions given for Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). Administration helps to maintain plasma levels and to prevent depletion of endogenous stores and subsequent deficiency symptoms.
Route of administration
  • Intravenous
  • Oral
  • Acids
  • Acids, Noncarboxylic
  • Anions
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
  • Chlorine Compounds
CAS number 7439-96-5
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID: 21059682