Agent Name

L-Serine

CAS Number

56-45-1

Formula

C3-H7-N-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(S)-2-Amino-3-hydroxypropanoic acid; (S)-Serine; 2-Amino-3-hydroxypropanoic acid, (S)-; beta-Hydroxyalanine; Propanoic acid, 2-amino-3-hydroxy-, (S)-; SER (IUPAC abbrev); Serene; Serina [Spanish]; Serine; Serinum [Latin]; Serine, L-; [ChemIDplus] Ser; S; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Non-essential amino acid; [Merck Index] Used in parenteral nutrition, biomedical research, culture media, microbiological tests, feed additives, and skin care creams; [HSDB] Used as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement for foods; [FDA]

Comments

Does not appear to reach the fetus of pregnant pigs (placenta metabolizes to glycine); Small increase in resorptions observed in rats following intraperitoneal treatment; [REPROTOX]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.02E-8 mm Hg

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