Agent Name

DL-Cystine

CAS Number

923-32-0

Formula

C6-H12-N2-O4-S2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cystine DL-form; 3,3'-Dithiobis(2-aminopropanoic acid), dl-; beta,beta'-Dithioalanine, dl-; dl-Cystine; Cystine, DL-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Off-white solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A non-essential amino acid; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent, dough strengthener, and nutritional supplement for foods; [FDA]

Comments

An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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