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61-90-5 - L-Leucine, 99% - (S)-2-Amino-4-methylpentanoic acid - H-Leu-OH - A12311 - Alfa Aesar

A12311 L-Leucine, 99%

CAS Number
61-90-5
Synonyms
(S)-2-Amino-4-methylpentanoic acid
H-Leu-OH

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 43.01
500g 153.47
2500g 584.10
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L-Leucine, 99%

MDL
MFCD00002617
EINECS
200-522-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C6H13NO2
Formula Weight
131.18
Melting point
>300°
Density
1.293
Solubility
Soluble in water, alcohol, acetic acid and hydrochloric acid. Insoluble in ether.

Applications

L-Leucine plays a vital role in hemoglobin formation, protein synthesis and metabolic functions. It assists the growth and repair of muscle and bone tissue. It is used in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Lou Gehrig's disease. It prevents the breakdown of muscle proteins after trauma or severe stress and may be beneficial for individuals with phenylketonuria. It is also used as a food additive and flavor enhancer. Further, it is used to preserve muscle glycogen.

Notes

Moisture and light sensitive. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Yang, Y.; Wu, Z.; Meininger, C. J.; Wu, G. l-Leucine and NO-mediated cardiovascular function. Amino Acids 2015, 47 (3), 435-447.

Gao, Y.; Childers, E. P.; Becker, M. L. l-Leucine-Based Poly(ester urea)s for Vascular Tissue Engineering. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2015, 1 (9), 795-804.

Other References

Merck
14,5451
Beilstein
1721722
Harmonized Tariff Code
2922.49
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
OH2850000

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