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L-Cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

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certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard


current certificate can be downloaded


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


pharmaceutical (small molecule)



pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to PhEur C3290000
traceable to USP 1161509

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General description

L-Cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate (LCHCMH) is a water-soluble salt of the non-essential amino acid, L-cysteine.
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.


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.
L-Cysteine may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by chromatography, and kinetic micro determination coupled to spectrophotometry.

Biochem/physiol Actions

NMDA glutamatergic receptor antagonist.

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.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAA7165 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Indicator reaction for sensitive kinetic micro-determination of cysteine and cystine in a mixture without prior separation
Giannousios A and Papadopoulos C
Analyst, 121(4), 413-417 (1996)
Simultaneous identification and determination of total content of aminoacids in food supplements-tablets by gas chromatography
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Cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryoTEM) is a powerful characterization method for assessing the structural properties of biopharmaceutical nanoparticles, including Virus Like Particle-based vaccines. We demonstrate the method using the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) VLPs in GARDASIL®. CryoTEM, coupled to automated data
Jiahua Li et al.
American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 305(2), C190-C196 (2013-05-17)
Claudins constitute a family of tight junction transmembrane proteins whose first extracellular loop (ECL1) determines the paracellular permeability and ion selectivity in epithelia. There are two cysteines in the ECL1 that are conserved among all claudins. We hypothesized that these
Edward T Chouchani et al.
Nature medicine, 19(6), 753-759 (2013-05-28)
Oxidative damage from elevated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) contributes to ischemia-reperfusion injury in myocardial infarction and stroke. The mechanism by which the increase in ROS occurs is not known, and it is unclear how this increase can be

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