Agent Name

Octopine

CAS Number

34522-32-2

Formula

C9-H18-N4-O4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

N'-(1-Carboxyethyl)arginine; N2-((1R)-1-Carboxyethyl)-L-arginine; N2-(Carboxyethyl)-L-arginine; L-Arginine, N2-((1R)-1-carboxyethyl)-; L-Arginine, N2-(1-carboxyethyl)-, (R)-; [ChemIDplus] (+)-Octopine; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

White powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Octopine is a derivative of the amino acids arginine and alanine. It was the first member of the class of chemical compounds known as opines to be discovered. Octopine gets its name from Octopus octopodia from which it was first isolated in 1927." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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