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W422312

Sigma-Aldrich

Betaine

≥98%

Synonym(s):
Oxyneurine, Trimethylglycine, (Carboxymethyl)trimethylammonium inner salt
Linear Formula:
(CH3)3N+CH2COO-
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
117.15
FEMA Number:
4223
Beilstein:
3537113
MDL number:

grade

Halal
Kosher

reg. compliance

FDA 21 CFR 117

assay

≥98%

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

Organoleptic

odorless

SMILES string

C[N+](C)(C)CC([O-])=O

InChI

1S/C5H11NO2/c1-6(2,3)4-5(7)8/h4H2,1-3H3

InChI key

KWIUHFFTVRNATP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Biochem/physiol Actions

End-product of oxidative metabolism of choline, betaine is a general methyl donor, in particular in a minor pathway of methionine biosynthesis. It is used to treat homocystinuria, which is a defect in the major pathway of methionine biosynthesis.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

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