Agent Name

Aspartic acid

CAS Number

56-84-8

Formula

C4-H7-N-O4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(2S)-Aspartic acid; (S)-Aminobutanedioic acid; (S)-Aspartic acid; Acide aspartique [INN-French]; Acido aspartico [INN-Spanish]; Acidum asparticum [INN-Latin]; Aminosuccinic acid; Asparagic acid (VAN); Asparaginic acid (VAN); Asparaginsaeure [German]; Aspartate; Aspartate, L-; Butanedioic acid, amino-, (S)-; H-Asp-OH; (+ )-Aminobernsteinsaeure; L-2-Aminobutanedioic acid; L-Aminosuccinic acid; L-Asparagic acid; L-Asparaginic acid; L-Asparaginsaeure; L-Asparaginsyra; L-Aspartic acid; L-Aspartinsaeure; Aspartic acid, L-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Colorless solid; [ICSC] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A non-essential amino acid; [Merck Index] [REPROTOX] Used in biological and clinical studies, to make culture media, and in aspartame products (detergents, fungicides, germicides, and metal complexations); [HSDB] Used in chemical synthesis, cosmetics, food additives, and pharmaceuticals; [IUCLID] Used as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement; [FDA]

Comments

Causes no skin and mild eye irritation in rabbits (classified by the EC as not irritating); Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pigs; [IUCLID] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant that may cause severe eye irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.3E-6 mm Hg

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