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11189

Sigma-Aldrich

L-Aspartic acid

BioUltra, ≥99.5% (T)

Synonym(s):
(S)-Aminobutanedioic acid, (S)-(+)-Aminosuccinic acid
Linear Formula:
HO2CCH2CH(NH2)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
133.10
Beilstein:
1723530
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
32160406
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.26

product line

BioUltra

Quality Level

assay

≥99.5% (T)

form

powder or crystals

optical activity

[α]20/D +24.7±1°, c = 5% in 5 M HCl

impurities

insoluble matter, passes filter test
≤0.3% foreign amino acids

ign. residue

≤0.05% (as SO4)

loss

≤0.1% loss on drying, 110 °C

color

white

mp

>300 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

1 M HCl: 0.5 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤150 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
NH4+: ≤200 mg/kg
Na: ≤100 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

λ

0.5 M in 1 M HCl

UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.20
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.10

SMILES string

N[C@@H](CC(O)=O)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C4H7NO4/c5-2(4(8)9)1-3(6)7/h2H,1,5H2,(H,6,7)(H,8,9)/t2-/m0/s1

InChI key

CKLJMWTZIZZHCS-REOHCLBHSA-N

Gene Information

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General description

Aspartic acid (Asp) is a non-essential amino acid. It makes up to 5% of the amino acids in a protein. The GAC and GAU codons encode Asp. This is a chiral molecule and occurs in two enantiomers namely L-Asp and D-Asp.

Application

L-Aspartic acid has been used:
  • as a metabolite to study the enzyme–metabolite interactions in the central metabolism of Escherichia coli by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • in transmission electron microscopy
  • as a component of complete media for culturing Yeast strain

Biochem/physiol Actions

L-Aspartic acid is associated with protein biosynthesis (proteinogenic) and neurotransmission
Principal neurotransmitter for fast synaptic excitation.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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