Disodium 5'-ribonucleotide

Other Trading Names:

  • Ribonucleotide Disodium
  • IMP

CAS Number: 4691-65-0

HS Code: 29349990

Types of Packaging:

  • 25 Kg Bag
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Disodium 5'-ribonucleotide

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Chemical Name

Disodium 5'-ribonucleotide


≥ 98%

Molecular Formula


CAS Number



White powder

Grade Standard

Food Grade


Soluble in Water

Melting Point

175 ºC

Chemical Description

  • Disodium 5'-Ribonucleotide, specifically Disodium Inosinate (IMP), is a flavor enhancer that is widely used in the food industry to enhance savory tastes akin to the umami flavor. It is a disodium salt of inosinic acid and is recognized for its ability to significantly amplify the taste of a wide array of foods.
  • IMP is commonly presented as a white to off-white crystalline powder. Its high solubility in water makes it an adaptable and efficient flavor enhancer in both liquid and solid food products. When used in combination with other flavor enhancers like monosodium glutamate (MSG) or disodium guanylate (GMP), it exhibits a synergistic effect, further intensifying the flavor profiles of the food products.
  • In the food industry, IMP is added to various food items such as soups, snacks, broths, sauces, and ready-to-eat meals to enrich their flavor, especially enhancing the umami and savory notes. It is particularly valuable in recipes requiring a reduction in sodium content, as it can partially substitute for salt, thereby contributing to healthier food formulations without compromising taste.
  • Apart from its culinary uses, Disodium 5'-Ribonucleotide (IMP) is being explored for potential applications in nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, especially in flavoring oral medications and nutritional supplements to improve palatability and encourage consumption, particularly among sensitive groups like children and the elderly.
  • The emphasis on quality and safety in the production of Disodium 5'-Ribonucleotide (IMP) ensures that it meets the rigorous standards required for food and pharmaceutical applications. Suppliers like Camachem provide high-quality IMP that is produced adhering to stringent quality control measures, making it suitable for a broad spectrum of uses in the food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Disodium 5'-Ribonucleotide (IMP) exhibits excellent chemical stability across various temperatures and pH levels, ensuring its effectiveness in diverse food and pharmaceutical formulations. Its compatibility with other additives enhances its versatility without affecting the product's integrity.
  • IMP is widely approved by regulatory authorities such as the FDA and EFSA, affirming its safety for consumption. Guidelines for its use in food products are well-established, making it a trusted ingredient in enhancing flavor while adhering to health and safety standards.
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