Agent Name

L-Ornithine monohydrochloride

CAS Number

3184-13-2

Formula

C5-H12-N2-O2.Cl-H

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Ornithine L- monohydrochloride; L-Ornithine hydrochloride; Ornithine hydrochloride (VAN); Ornithine L monochlorohydrate; Ornithine L- HCl; Ornithine monohydrochloride; L-(+)-2,5-Diaminopentanoic acid; L-Ornithine, hydrochloride (1:1); L-Ornithine, monohydrochloride; [ChemIDplus] L-Ornithine monochlorohydrate; [FDA]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] "Ornithine is an amino acid that plays a role in the urea cycle." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes altered sleep time (including change in righting reflex), ataxia, and dyspnea in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ornithine."

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