Agent Name

Valine

CAS Number

72-18-4

Formula

C5-H11-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(S)-2-Amino-3-methylbutanoic acid; (S)-2-Amino-3-methylbutyric acid; (S)-Valine; (S)-alpha-Amino-beta-methylbutyric acid; 2-Amino-3-methylbutanoic acid; 2-Amino-3-methylbutanoic acid (VAN); 2-Amino-3-methylbutanoic acid, (S)-; 2-Amino-3-methylbutyric acid; 2-Amino-3-methylbutyric acid, (S)-; Butanoic acid, 2-amino-3-methyl-; Butanoic acid, 2-amino-3-methyl-, (S)-; L(+)-alpha-Aminoisovaleric acid; L-Valine; L-alpha-Amino-beta-methylbutyric acid; Valina [Spanish]; Valinum [Latin]; Valine, L-; [ChemIDplus] Val; V; 2-Aminoisovaleric acid; alpha-Aminoisovaleric acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Essential amino acid; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement for foods; [FDA] Used in dietary supplements, culture media, flavors, and biochemical research; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; Shown to have tumor promoting activity for bladder carcinomas; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.41E-8 mm Hg

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