I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.
L-Cysteine is used as a precursor in food, pharmaceutical and personal care products. It is actively involved in the production of flavors such as meat flavor obtained by reacting with sugars. Also used for the cleavage of disulfide bonds in the hair's keratin. It plays an important role as a key raw material for the manufacture of N-acetyl-L-cysteine, S-carboxymethyl-L-cysteine and L-cysteine base. Its derivative, N-acetyl-L-cysteine is used as a dietary supplement. It acts as an antidote to acetaminophen overdose and prevents liver failure. It protects nerves from oxidation and thereby prevents illnesses like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Being an essential amino acid, it used as animal feed especially for sheep, which is responsible the growth of wool.
Mu, L.; Gao, Y.; Hu, X. l-Cysteine: A biocompatible, breathable and beneficial coating for graphene oxide. Biomaterials 2015, 52, 301-311.
Yin, K.; Li, B.; Wang, X.; Zhang, W.; Chen, L. Ultrasensitive colorimetric detection of Cu 2+ ion based on catalytic oxidation of l-cysteine. Biosens. Bioelectron. 2015, 64, 81-87.
Hazard Statements: H302
Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P264-P270-P301+P312a-P330-P501a
Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.