Agent Name

Lysine

CAS Number

56-87-1

Formula

C6-H14-N2-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(S)-Lysine; (S)-alpha,epsilon-Diaminocaproic acid; 2,6-Diaminohexanoic acid, (S)-; Aminutrin; Hexanoic acid, 2,6-diamino-, (S)-; L-Lysine; L-Norleucine, 6-amino-; LYS (IUPAC abbreviation); Lisina [Spanish]; Lysine acid; Lysinum [Latin]; alpha-Lysine; H-Lys-OH; Lysine, L-; [ChemIDplus] Lys; K; (S)-2,6-Diaminohexanoic acid; alpha,epsilon-Diaminocaproic acid; [Merck Index] 2,6-Diamino hexanoic acid; [HSDB] L-(+)-Lysine; [RTECS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

An essential amino acid; Added to cereals and feeds; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical and nutritional research, pharmaceuticals, culture media, dietary supplements, and animal feeds; [HSDB] Used as a flavoring agent for foods; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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