Agent Name

DL-Homocystine

CAS Number

870-93-9

Formula

C8-H16-N2-O4-S2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

DL-4,4'-Dithiobis(2-aminobutyric acid); Oxidized DL-Homocysteine; Butanoic acid, 4,4'-dithiobis(2-amino-, (2R,2'R)-rel-; Butanoic acid, 4,4'-dithiobis(2-amino-, (R*,R*)-(+-)- (9CI); Butyric acid, 4,4'-dithiobis(2-amino-, DL- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] meso-4,4'-Dithio-bis(2-aminobutanoic acid); [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Dimeric form of the amino acid homocysteine; Used as a biomarker for inherited cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency; [Merck Index]

Comments

Not considered hazardous by GHS classification; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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