Agent Name

D-Tryptophan

CAS Number

153-94-6

Formula

C11-H12-N2-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(+)-Tryptophan; (R)-Tryptophan; D-Tryptophane; [ChemIDplus] 2-Amino-3,3'-indolylpropanoic acid; 3,3'-Indolyl-2-alanine; alpha-Amino-3,3'-indolylpropanoic acid; D(+)-Tryptophan; (R)-alpha-Amino-3-indolepropionic acid; (R)-alpha-Aminoindole-3-propanoic acid; Tryptophan, D-; [CAMEO]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

White solid; [CAMEO] White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid; [Merck Index] Used as a dietary supplement and for nutrition research; [NTP]

Comments

Causes altered sleep time (including change in righting reflex), dyspnea, and decreased body temperature in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of rats (LD50 = 4,289 mg/kg); [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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