Agent Name

DL-alpha-Amino-n-butyric acid

CAS Number

2835-81-6

Formula

C4-H9-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Aminobutyric acid, DL; DL-2-Amino-n-butyric acid; Butyric acid, 2-amino-, DL- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] DL-2-Aminobutyric acid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

White solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"a-Aminobutyric acid (AABA) is an isomer of the amino acid aminobutyric acid with chemical formula C4H9NO2. It has two other isomers, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and beta-aminobutyric acid. It is a key intermediate in the biosynthesis of ophthalmic acid or ophthalmate, which was first isolated from calf lens." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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