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Substance Name: 6-O-Carboxymethyl-N-acetyl-1,4-polygalactosamine
RN: 147790-08-7


  • Used as a coating on some chitosan-gel microspheres to give targetability to hepatocytes.

Molecular Formula

  • (C8-H15-N-O6)x-.C2-H4-O3
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • 6-O-Carboxymethyl-N-acetyl-1,4-polygalactosamine


  • 6-O-Carboxymethyl-N-acetyl-alpha-1,4-polygalactosamine
  • CM-Napga

Systematic Name

  • alpha-D-Galactopyranose, 2-(acetylamino)-2-deoxy-, homopolymer, 6-(carboxymethyl) ether

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 147790-08-7

System Generated Number

  • 0147790087

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • (C8-H15-N-O6)x-.C2-H4-O3

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C2-H4-O3
  • C8-H15-N-O6