Agent Name

2,3-Diaminopropionic acid

CAS Number

515-94-6

Formula

C3-H8-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,3-Diaminopropanoic acid; 2-Amino-beta-alanine; 3-Aminoalanine; Diaminopropionic acid; beta-Aminoalanine; Alanine, 3-amino-; [ChemIDplus] alpha, beta-Diaminopropionic acid

Category

Amino Carboxylic Acids

Description

DL form: Hygroscopic solid that also absorbs carbon dioxide from air; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Its salts are used to inhibit growth of microorganisms; [Merck Index]

Comments

See "3-(Methylamino)-(DL)-alanine."

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