Agent Name

Alanine

CAS Number

56-41-7

Formula

C3-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(L)-Alanine; (S)-2-Aminopropanoic acid; (S)-2-Aminopropionsaeure; (S)-Alanine; (S)-alpha-Aminopropionsaeure; 2-Aminopropanoic acid, L-; Alanina [DCIT,Spanish]; Alaninum [Latin]; L-(+)-Alanine; L-2-Aminopropanoic acid; L-2-Aminopropionic acid; L-2-Aminopropionsaeure; L-S-Aminopropionic acid; L-alpha-Aminopropionic acid; Propanoic acid, 2-amino-, (S)-; alpha-Aminopropionic acid; L-Alanine; Alanine, L-; [ChemIDplus] Ala; A; L-alpha-Alanine; [Merck Index] alpha-Alanine; [HSDB]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White odorless solid; [HSDB] White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A non-essential amino acid; [Merck Index] Used in microbiological and biochemical research and as a dietary supplement; [HSDB] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.05E-7 mm Hg

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