Agent Name

L-Proline

CAS Number

147-85-3

Formula

C5-H9-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(L)-Proline; (-)-(S)-Proline; (-)-2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid; (-)-Proline; (S)-2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid; 2-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid, (S)-; CB 1707; L-(-)-Proline; L-Pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid; L-alpha-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid; PRO (IUPAC abbreviation); Prolina [Spanish]; Proline (VAN); Prolinum [Latin]; Proline, L-; [ChemIDplus] Pro; P; [Merck Index] Pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid; L-Pyrrolidiencarboxylic acid; [JECFA]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

A non-essential amino acid; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical and nutritional research, pharmaceuticals for injection or infusion, microbiological tests, culture media, as a lab reagent, nutritional supplement, and starting material for captopril and enalapril; [HSDB] Used as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement for foods; [FDA]

Comments

Small increase in resorptions observed in intraperitoneal study of rats; [REPROTOX] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.77E-9 mm Hg

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