Agent Name

Tyrosine

CAS Number

60-18-4

Formula

C9-H11-N-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(-)-alpha-Amino-p-hydroxyhydrocinnamic acid; (S)-Tyrosine; (S)-alpha-Amino-4-hydroxybenzenepropanoic acid; 2-Amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid, (S)-; 4-Hydroxy-L-phenylalanine; Benzenepropanoic acid, alpha-amino-4-hydroxy-, (S)-; L-2-Amino-3-p-hydroxyphenylpropanoic acid; L-Phenylalanine, 4-hydroxy-; L-Tyrosine; L-p-Tyrosine; Propanoic acid, 2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-, (S)-; Tirosina [Spanish]; Tyrosinum [Latin]; alpha-Amino-4-hydroxybenzenepropanoic acid, (S)-; alpha-Amino-beta-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propionic acid; alpha-Amino-p-hydroxyhydrocinnamic acid, (-)-; beta-(p-Hydroxyphenyl)alanine; p-Tyrosine; Tyrosine, L-; [ChemIDplus] Tyr; Y; alpha-Amino-p-hydroxyhydrocinnamic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White fine crystals and fragments; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Non-essential amino acid; Used in biochemical research; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement; [FDA]

Comments

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

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.26E-10 mm Hg

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