Agent Name

DL-Cysteine

CAS Number

3374-22-9

Formula

C3-H7-N-O2-S

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(+-)-Cysteine; dl-Cysteina [Polish]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

White powder with a sulfurous odor; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Cysteine is a non-essential amino acid that has been used as a dough conditioner and veterinary detoxicant; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes other liver changes and effects on phosphatases and dehydrogenases in 2-day intermittent intraperitoneal studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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