Agent Name

L-Pyroglutamic acid

CAS Number

98-79-3

Formula

C5-H7-N-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

L-Proline, 5-oxo-; PCA; Pyrrolidonecarboxylic acid; (-)-2-Pyrrolidone-5-carboxylic acid; (5S)-2-Oxopyrrolidine-5-carboxylic acid; (S)-(-)-2-Pyrrolidone-5-carboxylic acid; (S)-5-Oxo-2-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid; 2-L-Pyrrolidone-5-carboxylic acid; 2-Oxopyrrolidine-5-carboxylic acid; 2-Pyrrolidinone-5-carboxylic acid; 2-Pyrrolidone-5-carboxylate; 5-Carboxy-2-pyrrolidinone; 5-L-Oxoproline; 5-Oxo-L-proline; 5-Pyrrolidinone-2-carboxylic acid; AJIDEW A-100; Acide pidolique [INN-French]; Acido pidolico [INN-Spanish]; Acidum pidolicum [INN-Latin]; Glutimic acid; L-5-Carboxy-2-pyrrolidinone; L-5-Oxo-2-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid; L-5-Oxoproline; L-Glutamic acid gamma-lactam; Pidolic acid; Proline, 5-oxo-; 5-Oxoproline; Proline, 5-oxo-, L-; [ChemIDplus] 5-Oxo-2-pyrrolidinecarboxylic acid; Glutiminic acid; alpha-Aminoglutaric acid lactam; Glutamic acid lactam; PyroGlu; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A "cyclized internal amide" of L-glutamic acid; Occurs naturally in vegetables, fruits, grasses, and molasses; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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