Agent Name

Asparagine

CAS Number

70-47-3

Formula

C4-H8-N2-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(-)-Asparagine; (S)-2,4-Diamino-4-oxobutanoic acid; (S)-Asparagine; 2,4-Diamino-4-oxobutanoic acid, (S)-; 2-Aminosuccinamic acid, L-; Agedoite; Altheine; Asparagine acid; Asparamide; Aspartamic acid; Aspartic acid beta-amide; Butanoic acid, 2,4-diamino-4-oxo-, (S)-; Crystal VI; L-2,4-Diamino-4-oxobutanoic acid; L-Asparagine; L-Asparatamine; L-beta-Asparagine (VAN); alpha-Aminosuccinamic acid; Asparagine, L-; [ChemIDplus] Asn; N; [Merck Index] L-Asparagine anhydrous; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White hygroscopic powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Amino acid not essential for humans; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical research, to make culture media, in the synthesis of acrylamide, and in medicine; [HSDB] Used as a flavor enhancer, flavoring agent or adjuvant, and nutritional supplement; [FDA]

Comments

Causes weight loss, effects on phosphatases, lipids (including transport), and transaminases, changes in brain, kidney, and testicular weights, hyperglycemia, and changes in potassium in 90-day constant oral studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.84E-8 mm Hg

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