Agent Name

DL-Glutamic acid

CAS Number

617-65-2

Formula

C5-H9-N-O4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Glutamic acid DL-form; Glutamic acid, dl-; (+-)-Glutamic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid and an excitatory neurotransmitter; Used as a nutritional supplement; [Merck Index]

Comments

Human ingestion of 71 mg/kg causes headache; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Glutamic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.19E-7 mm Hg

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