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Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

NSC 137773, (S)-2-Amino-3-(4-imidazolyl)propionic acid
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certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard


traceable to Ph. Eur. H0750000
traceable to USP 1308505


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HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


282 °C (dec.) (lit.)


cleaning products
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care
pharmaceutical (small molecule)



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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. L-Histidine is an essential amino acid, widely present at the active sites of enzymes. It binds to metal ions and may aid in the transport of copper. It also plays an important role for the binding of heme groups, macromolecules and phosphate groups in the binding sites of proteins.


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.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Precursor of histamine by action of histidine decarboxylase.

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.


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Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

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Shweta Singh et al.
Microbial cell factories, 7, 28-28 (2008-10-14)
The large-scale production of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) for functional and structural studies remains a challenge. Recent successes have been made in the expression of a range of GPCRs using Pichia pastoris as an expression host. P. pastoris has a
Pawel Swietach et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(22), E2064-E2073 (2013-05-17)
Ca(2+) signaling regulates cell function. This is subject to modulation by H(+) ions that are universal end-products of metabolism. Due to slow diffusion and common buffers, changes in cytoplasmic [Ca(2+)] ([Ca(2+)]i) or [H(+)] ([H(+)]i) can become compartmentalized, leading potentially to
Camilla Hofström et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 56(12), 4966-4974 (2013-05-23)
Engineered affibody molecules can be used for high contrast in vivo molecular imaging. Extending a recombinantly produced HER2 binding affibody molecule with a hexa-histidine tag allows for convenient purification by immobilized metal-ion affinity chromatography and labeling with [(99m)Tc(CO)3](+) but increases
H M Golder et al.
Journal of dairy science, 97(8), 5131-5150 (2014-06-03)
Ruminal bacterial community composition (BCC) and its associations with ruminal fermentation measures were studied in dairy heifers challenged with combinations of grain, fructose, and histidine in a partial factorial study. Holstein-Friesian heifers (n=30) were randomly allocated to 5 triticale grain-based
Tomas F M Kuijpers et al.
The FEBS journal, 280(23), 6184-6195 (2013-10-12)
Sulfite salts are widely used as antibrowning agents in food processing. Nevertheless, the exact mechanism by which sulfite prevents enzymatic browning has remained unknown. Here, we show that sodium hydrogen sulfite (NaHSO3) irreversibly blocks the active site of tyrosinase from


GC Analysis of Amino Acids (as TBDMS Derivatives) on SLB®-5ms (20 m x 0.18 mm I.D., 0.18 μm), Fast GC Analysis

Separation of L-Alanine; Glycine; L-Valine; L-Leucine; L-Isoleucine; L-Proline; L-Methionine; L-Serine; L-Threonine; L-Phenylalanine; L-Aspartic acid; L-4-Hydroxyproline; L-Cysteine; L-Glutamic acid; L-Asparagine; L-Lysine; L-Glutamine; L-Histidine; L-Tyrosine; L-Tryptophan; L-Cystine

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