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PHR1098

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N-Acetyl-L-cysteine

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Synonym(s):
LNAC, NAC
Linear Formula:
HSCH2CH(NHCOCH3)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
163.19
Beilstein:
1724426
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

CofA

current certificate can be downloaded

storage condition

protect from light

application(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

mp

106-108 °C (lit.)

Featured Industry

Pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to BP 907
traceable to PhEur A0150000
traceable to USP 1009005

SMILES string

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

InChI

1S/C5H9NO3S/c1-3(7)6-4(2-10)5(8)9/h4,10H,2H2,1H3,(H,6,7)(H,8,9)/t4-/m0/s1

InChI key

PWKSKIMOESPYIA-BYPYZUCNSA-N

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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.
N-Acetyl-L-cysteine is an endogenous aminothiol which is a component of human plasma and urine. It finds use in clinical applications as a mucolytic agent typically administered by inhalation.

Application

These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.
N-Acetyl-L-cysteine may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and spectrophotometric techniques.

Biochem/physiol 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.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.

Footnote

To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAC0297in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

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Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Spectrophotometric determination of N-acetyl-L-cysteine and N-(2-mercaptopropionyl)-glycine in pharmaceutical preparations.
Kukoc-Modun L and Radic N
International Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2011(1-2), 191-199 (2011)
Pharmacokinetics of N-acetylcysteine in man.
Borgstrom L, et al.
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 31(2), 217-222 (1986)
Quantitative analysis of N-acetylcysteine and its pharmacopeial impurities in a pharmaceutical formulation by liquid chromatography-UV detection-mass spectrometry.
Toussaint B,
Journal of Chromatography A, 896(1-2), 191-199 (2000)
Yuval Samuni et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1830(8), 4117-4129 (2013-04-27)
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been in clinical practice for several decades. It has been used as a mucolytic agent and for the treatment of numerous disorders including paracetamol intoxication, doxorubicin cardiotoxicity, ischemia-reperfusion cardiac injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, bronchitis, chemotherapy-induced toxicity...
Luigi Franchi et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 193(8), 4214-4222 (2014-09-17)
The nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor pyrin domain-containing 3 (Nlrp3) inflammasome plays an important role in inflammation by controlling the maturation and secretion of the cytokines IL-1β and IL-18 in response to multiple stimuli including pore-forming toxins, particulate matter, and ATP....

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