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63-68-3 - L-Methionine, 98+% - (S)-2-Amino-4-(methylthio)butyric acid - H-Met-OH - A10318 - Alfa Aesar

A10318 L-Methionine, 98+%

CAS Number
63-68-3
Synonyms
(S)-2-Amino-4-(methylthio)butyric acid
H-Met-OH

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 47.28
500g 154.80
2500g 540.80
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L-Methionine, 98+%

MDL
MFCD00063097
EINECS
200-562-9

Chemical Properties

Formula
C5H11NO2S
Formula Weight
149.21
Melting point
ca 280° dec.
Solubility
Soluble in water and hydrochloride. Slightly soluble in acetic acid. Insoluble in ethanol, benzene, acetone and ether.

Applications

L-Methionine is used as an essential amino acid for human development and therapeutically acts as an antidote for acetaminophen poisoning. It serves as a chelating agent for heavy metals, as a flavoring agent and nutritional supplement for foods. It acts as a feed additive, vegetable oil enrichment and as a single cell protein. In addition to this, it is used as a hepatoprotectant and also acts as a lipotropic agent and prevents excess fat buildup in the liver.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Méthivier, C.; Humblot, V.; Pradier, C. M. L-Methionine adsorption on Cu(110), binding and geometry of the amino acid as a function of coverage. Surf. Sci. 2015, 632, 88-92.

Miya, F.; Mutai, H.; Fujii, M.; Boroevich, K. A.; Matsunaga, T.; Tsunoda, T. Gene expression profiling of DBA/2J mice cochleae treated with L-methionine and valproic acid. Genom Data 2015, 5, 323-325.

Other References

Merck
14,5975
Beilstein
1722294
Harmonized Tariff Code
2930.40
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
PD0457000

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