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L-cysteine is used in producing antioxidants. It also promotes healing of severe burns, fat burning and helps build muscle and promotes the activity of white blood cells. It is a precursor in the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries.
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Producing antioxidants | Precursor in food pharmaceutical; and personal care industries | Promotes healing of severe burns; fat burning and promotes the activity of white blood cells
|Alternate Names||β-Mercapto-L-alanine; (R)-2-Amino-3-mercaptopropionic acid|
|Application Notes||L-cysteine is used in producing antioxidants. It also promotes healing of severe burns, fat burning and helps build muscle and promotes the activity of white blood cells. It is a precursor in the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries.|
|Base Catalog Number||101444|
|Beilstein Registry Number||1721408|
|Biochemical Physiological Actions||NMDA glutamatergic receptor agonist.|
|Melting Point||240 dec °C|
|Molecular Weight||121.154 g/mol|
|Optical Rotation||+7 ° to +13 ° (c=2, 1N HCl)|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Dust mask, Eyeshields, Gloves|
|Refractive Index||8.8 ° (C=8; 1mol/L HCl) (Lit.)|
|Solubility||Water Solubility277000 mg/L (at 25 °C)|
|Vapor Pressure||6.73X10-7 mm Hg at 25 deg C (est)|