Creatinine NF


creatinine; 60-27-5; 2-Imino-1-methylimidazolidin-4-one;
1-Methylglycocyamidine; 1-Methylhydantoin-2-imide; Creatinine,heated;

Technical Data

CAS Number: 60-27-5
Molecular Formula: C4H7N3O
Molecular Weight: 1113.12
EC Number: 200-466-7

FabriChem Specifications

AppearanceWhite crystalline powder
Loss on Drying3.0% Max.
Residue on Ignition0.1% Max.
Solution TestConforms with Standard
Heavy Metals10 ppm Max.
Assay98.5% — 102.0%

Molecular Structure



Serum Creatinine (a blood measurement) is an important indicator of renal health because it is an easily measured byproduct of muscle metabolism that is excreted unchanged by the kidneys. Creatinine itself is produced via a biological system involving Creatine, Phosphocreatine (also known as Creatine Phosphate), and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP, the body’s immediate energy supply).

Creatinine is removed from the blood chiefly by the kidneys. If the filtration in the kidney is deficient, Creatinine blood levels rise. Therefore, Creatinine levels in blood and urine may be used to calculate the Creatinine clearance. Measuring Creatinine is a simple test, and it is the most commonly used indicator of renal function.