Agent Name

DL-Valine

CAS Number

516-06-3

Formula

C5-H11-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Amino-3-methylbutanoic acid, DL-; 2-Amino-3-methylbutyric acid, DL-; 2-Aminoisovaleric acid, DL-; alpha-Aminoisovaleric acid, DL-; Valine, DL-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Valine is an essential amino acid; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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