Agent Name

beta-Alanine

CAS Number

107-95-9

Formula

C3-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-Carboxyethylamine; 3-Aminopropanoic acid; 3-Aminopropionsaeure; Abufene; Propanoic acid, 3-amino-; beta Alanine; beta-Aminopropionic acid; beta-Aminopropionsaeure; [ChemIDplus] 3-Aminopropionic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Biochemical Research

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pantothenic acid and derivatives and as a buffer in electroplating; [Merck Index] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant and nutritional supplement; [FDA] An amino acid not found in protein; Used in organic synthesis and biochemical research; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause eye irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.06E-8 mm Hg

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