Agent Name

Taurine

CAS Number

107-35-7

Formula

C2-H7-N-O3-S

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid; 2-Aminoethylsulfonic acid; 2-Sulfoethylamine; Aminoethanesulfonic acid; O-Due; Taufon; Tauphon; Taurina [Spanish]; Taurinum [Latin]; beta-Aminoethylsulfonic acid; Ethanesulfonic acid, 2-amino-; [ChemIDplus] 1-Aminoethane-2-sulfonic acid; beta-Aminoethylsulfonic acid; Taukard; [CAMEO]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] White solid; [CAMEO] Colorless crystals with lumps; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A "conditionally essential" amino acid; Used as a nutritional supplement; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical research, pharmaceuticals, and as a wetting agent; [NTP]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000172 mm Hg

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