It is a form of Vitamin B12 where the cyanide group is replaced by a methyl group,
and has a cobalt center
Specification – pharmacopeia: JP
Therapeutic category: Vitamin B12, derivative
Treatment: hyperhomocysteinemia and peripheral neuropathy
Pharmacology: peripheral and diabetic neuropathy, and as a preliminary treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
CAS number: 13422-55-4
Chemical formula: C63H91CoN13O14P