Chemical Component Summary

Identifiers (2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetrol
Formula C4 H10 O4
Molecular Weight 122.12 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES OC[C@H](O)[C@H](O)CO
InChI InChI=1S/C4H10O4/c5-1-3(7)4(8)2-6/h3-8H,1-2H2/t3-,4+

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 18
Chiral Atom Count 2
Chiral Atoms CAC CAE
Bond Count 17
Aromatic Bond Count 0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB04481   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Meso-Erythritol
Groups experimental
Description A four-carbon sugar that is found in algae, fungi, and lichens. It is twice as sweet as sucrose and can be used as a coronary vasodilator. [PubChem]
Brand Names
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