DescriptionA white, crystalline powder. It is odorless or nearly so, and has a bitter taste. Its solutions are neutral to litmus. One g dissolves in about 1 mL of water, in about 1.5 mL of alcohol, and in about 10 mL of glycerin. Chemical Properties Niacinamide is a white crystalline powder or forms colorless needle-like crystals. UsesA water-soluble vitamin B, incorporated within nicotinamide cofactors such as NADH and NADPH. UsesVitamin B3; enzyme cofactor; anti-pellagra Uses Niacinamide USP is used as food additive, for multivitamin preparations and as intermediate for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Uses niacinamide is used as a skin stimulant and skin smoother. It is a derivative of niacin, and part of the vitamin B family. UsesNiacinamide is a nutrient and dietary supplement that is an available form of niacin. Nicotinic acid is pyridine beta-carboxylic acid and nicotinamide, which is another term for niacinamide, is the corresponding amide. It is a powder of good water solubility, having a solubility of 1 g in 1 ml of water. Unlike niacin, it has a bitter taste; the taste is masked in the encapsulated form. Used in fortification of cereals, snack foods, and powdered beverages.