Agent Name

N-Acetyl-L-aspartic acid

CAS Number

997-55-7

Formula

C6-H9-N-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

N-Acetylaspartate; Acetyl-L-aspartic acid; Acetylaspartic acid; L-N-Acetylaspartic acid; N-Acetylaspartic acid; Aspartic acid, N-acetyl-, L- (8CI); L-Aspartic acid, N-acetyl-; [ChemIDplus] NAA; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

White odorless powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Amino acid found in the nervous system; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes excitement and alteration of classical conditioning in acute intraperitoneal studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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