Agent Name

(L)-Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid

CAS Number

2133-34-8

Formula

C4-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(S)-2-Azetidinecarboxylic acid; 2-Azetidinecarboxylic acid, (S)-; 2-Azetidinecarboxylic acid, L-; Acide L-azetidine-2-carboxylic [French]; L-Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid; (S)-Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid; Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid, L-; [ChemIDplus] L-2-Azetidinecarboxylic acid; [RTECS] (S)-(-)-Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

White to cream powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

2-Azetidinecarboxylic acid: Found in the flowering Lily-of-the-valley and Solomon's seal; Has growth-inhibitory activity on E. coli cultures and germinating seeds; Also a proline analog that produces abnormal proteins with impaired biological activity; [Merck Index]

Comments

Fetotoxicity, effects on fertility, and teratogenicity observed in intraperitoneal studies of rodents; Subcutaneous LD50 (mouse) = 1,000 mg/kg; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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