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N-Acetyl-L-cysteine, cell culture reagent, ≥96%

N-Acetyl-L-cysteine, cell culture reagent, ≥96%

Synonyms 1-alpha-Acetamido-beta-mercaptopropionic acid; N-Acetyl-L-cysteine; N-Acetyl-3-Mercaptoalanine; Mercapturic Acid; Mucolyticum; LNAC; NAC

CAS Number: 616-91-1 Molecular Formula: C5H9NO3S Molecular Weight: 163.191 g/mol

Beilstein Registry Number: 1724426 EC Number: 210-498-3 MDL Number: MFCD00004880

SKU 02194603-CF
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Description

Product Description

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine

Application Notes

N-Acetyl-L-cysteine acts as a free-radical scavenger and inhibits the production of reactive oxygen species which can damage cellular structures. It is critical for the production of Glutathione, a key antioxidant enzyme in the body. It has also been shown to induce apoptosis in vascular smooth muscle cells, indicating that these cells respond differently to changes in reduction-oxidation state than other tissues that are normally protected by the presence of antioxidants.

Usage Statement

Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.

Key Applications

Mucolytic agent

Specifications
SKU 02194603-CF
Alternate Names 1-alpha-Acetamido-beta-mercaptopropionic acid; N-Acetyl-L-cysteine; N-Acetyl-3-Mercaptoalanine; Mercapturic Acid; Mucolyticum; LNAC; NAC
Application Notes N-Acetyl-L-cysteine acts as a free-radical scavenger and inhibits the production of reactive oxygen species which can damage cellular structures. It is critical for the production of Glutathione, a key antioxidant enzyme in the body. It has also been shown to induce apoptosis in vascular smooth muscle cells, indicating that these cells respond differently to changes in reduction-oxidation state than other tissues that are normally protected by the presence of antioxidants.
Base Catalog Number 194603
Beilstein Registry Number 1724426
Biochemical Physiological Actions Antioxidant and mucolytic agent. Increases cellular pools of free radical scavengers. Reported to prevent apoptosis in neuronal cells but induce apoptosis in smooth muscle cells. Inhibits HIV replication. May serve as a substrate for microsomal glutathione transferase.
CAS # 616-91-1
EC Number 210-498-3
Format Crystalline powder
Grade Cell Culture Grade
Melting Point 109-110
Molecular Formula C5H9NO3S
Molecular Weight 163.191 g/mol
Optical Rotation +21.0 ° to +27.0 ° (c=5, 1M PBS)
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Gloves, Respirator filter
pH 2 TO 2.75 (1 IN 100 ML)
pKa 9.5 (Lit.)
Purity ≥96%
RTECS Number HA1660000
Solubility >24.5 [ug/mL]
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.
Vapor Pressure 1.1X10-5 mm Hg at 25 deg C /Estimated/