Agent Name

DL-Phenylalanine

CAS Number

150-30-1

Formula

C9-H11-N-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Phenylalanine DL-form; Phenylalanine, dl-; 2-Amino-3-phenylpropionic acid, dl-; Alanine, phenyl-, dl-; alpha-Aminohydrocinnamic acid, dl-; DL-2-Amino-3-phenylpropanoic acid; DL-3-Phenylalanine; DL-alpha-Amino-beta-phenylpropionic acid; DLPA; Alanine, phenyl-, DL- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] (+/-)-2-Amino-3-phenylpropionic acid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used as a component of aspartame and as a nutrient; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] Not considered hazardous by GHS classification; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Phenylalanine."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.65E-8 mm Hg

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