Agent Name

DL-Tryptophan

CAS Number

54-12-6

Formula

C11-H12-N2-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(+-)-Tryptophan; DL-Trytophane; DL-alpha-Amino-3-indolepropionic acid; Racemic Tryptophan; [ChemIDplus] Tryptophan, DL-; (RS)-Tryptophan; [RTECS] (+-)-2-Amino-3-(3-indolyl)propionic acid; (+-)-alpha-Amino-3-indolepropionic acid; DL-3beta-Indolylalanine; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Beige powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid; [Merck Index]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) > 1,000 mg/kg; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.12E-9 mm Hg

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