Agent Name

Monopotassium glutamate

CAS Number

19473-49-5

Formula

C5-H9-N-O4.K

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

L-Glutamic acid, monopotassium salt; Monopotassium L-glutamate; Potassium glutamate; Potassium glutaminate; 5-Potassium hydrogen L-glutamate; L-Glutamic acid, potassium salt (1:1); Potassium L-glutamate; [ChemIDplus] MPG; [JECFA] L-Glutamic acid monopotassium; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavor enhancer; [FDA]

Comments

Human ingestion of 57 mg/kg causes headache; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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