Agent Name

Creatine

CAS Number

57-00-1

Formula

C4-H9-N3-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Glycine, N-(aminoiminomethyl)-N-methyl-; N-Amidinosarcosine; (alpha-Methylguanido)acetic acid; Creatin; Kreatin; Krebiozon; N-Methyl-N-guanylglycine; Pyrolysate; [ChemIDplus] N-(Aminoiminomethyl)-N-methylglycine; Methylglycocyamine; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

An amino acid found mainly in skeletal and cardiac muscle; Involved in the transfer of high energy phosphate in muscle cells; [Merck Index] Used in the diagnosis of myocardial dysfunction and as a dietary supplement to enhance athletic performance; [HSDB] "Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids primarily in the kidney and liver. It is transported in the blood for use by muscles." [Wikipedia]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00079 mm Hg

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