Agent Name

Arginine

CAS Number

74-79-3

Formula

C6-H14-N4-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

L-Arginine; (L)-Arginine; (S)-2-Amino-5-((aminoiminomethyl)amino)pentanoic acid; Arginina [INN-Spanish]; Argininum [INN-Latin]; L-(+)-Arginine; L-Norvaline, 5-((aminoiminomethyl)amino)-; L-Ornithine, N5-(aminoiminomethyl)-; L-alpha-Amino-delta-guanidinovaleric acid; Pentanoic acid, 2-amino-5-((aminoiminomethyl)amino)-, (S)-; Arginine, L-; [ChemIDplus] Arg; R; 2-Amino-5-guanidinovaleric acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

An essential amino acid; Used as an ammonia detoxicant and diagnostic aid; [Merck Index] Used as a nutritional supplement for foods; [FDA] Used in biochemical research, pharmaceuticals, as a dietary supplement, and medication; [HSDB]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.39E-9 mm Hg

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