Agent Name

3-(Methylamino)-(DL)-alanine

CAS Number

17463-44-4

Formula

C4-H10-N2-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

DL-Alanine, 3-(methylamino)-; DL-alpha-Amino-beta-methylaminopropionic acid; Propionic acid, 2-amino-3-(methylamino)-, DL-; Propionic acid, alpha-amino-beta-methylamino, DL-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

Solid; [Sigma MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in the seeds of Cycas circinalis (Queen sago native to equatorial Africa); [HSDB]

Comments

Neurotoxic in chicks and rats without permanent paralysis; [HSDB] May cause irritation; Targets nerves; [Sigma MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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