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541-15-1 - L-Carnitine, 99+% - (R)-(-)-3-Hydroxy-4-(trimethylammonio)butyrate - Vitamin BT - A17618 - Alfa Aesar

A17618 L-Carnitine, 99+%

CAS Number
541-15-1
Synonyms
(R)-(-)-3-Hydroxy-4-(trimethylammonio)butyrate
Vitamin BT

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
10g 71.40
50g 276.00
250g 1108.00
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L-Carnitine, 99+%

MDL
MFCD00038747
EINECS
208-768-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C7H15NO3
Formula Weight
161.20
Melting point
ca 190° dec.
Solubility
Soluble in water, pyridine, dimethyl sulfoxide, methanol and ethanol.

Applications

L-Carnitine is widely used as a nutritional supplement in food and beverage industries. It is used as a food additive. It acts as a cyanide antidote. It is also used in reversing and preventing hyperthyroid symptoms. It is a vitamin-like nutrient, which plays an important role in human metabolism.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Store in a cool place.

Literature References

Moawad, A. R.; Xu, B.; Tan, S. L.; Taketo, T. L-carnitine supplementation during vitrification of mouse germinal vesicle stage-oocytes and their subsequent in vitro maturation improves meiotic spindle configuration and mitochondrial distribution in metaphase II oocytes. Hum. Reprod. 2014, 29 (10), 2256-2268.

Panchal, S. K.; Poudyal, H.; Ward, L. C.; Waanders, J.; Brown, L. Modulation of tissue fatty acids by L-carnitine attenuates metabolic syndrome in diet-induced obese rats. Food Funct. 2015, 6 (8), 2496-2506.

Other References

Merck
14,1849
Beilstein
4292315
Harmonized Tariff Code
2923.90
TSCA
No
RTECS
BP2980000

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