Agent Name

DL-Isoleucine

CAS Number

443-79-8

Formula

C6-H13-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Isoleucine, DL-; [ChemIDplus] (+-)-erythro-2-Amino-3-methylpentanoic acid; [Merck Index] DL-2-Amino-3-methylvaleric acid; [JECFA]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Glistening solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used in animal feeds; [ExPub: EFSA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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