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T0625

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Taurine

≥99%

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Synonym(s):
2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid
Linear Formula:
NH2CH2CH2SO3H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
125.15
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1751215
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.32

biological source

synthetic

Quality Level

assay

≥99%

form

powder

color

white

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cell analysis

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

NCCS(O)(=O)=O

InChI

1S/C2H7NO3S/c3-1-2-7(4,5)6/h1-3H2,(H,4,5,6)

InChI key

XOAAWQZATWQOTB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

human ... GRIN1(2902)
rat ... Ppm1a(24666)

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86329T8691W381306
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T0625

Taurine

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86329

Taurine

Premium Grade
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T8691

Taurine

Premium Grade
vibrant-m

W381306

Taurine

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assay

≥99%

assay

≥99.5% (T)

assay

-

assay

≥98%

storage temp.

room temp

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

-

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

400

color

white

color

colorless

color

white

color

-

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

General description

Taurine (2-aminoethanesulphonic acid) is predominantly found in the retina and heart and is also found in the brain, intestine, skeletal muscles and kidneys.

Application

Taurine has been used for the isolation and growth of taurine-utilizing purple non-sulfur bacteria and in phototrophic growth experiments.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Non-selective endogenous agonist at glycine receptors. Conditionally essential sulfonated amino acid which modulates apoptosis in some cells; functions in many metabolic activities; a product of methionine and cysteine metabolism.
Taurine modulates the concentration of intracellular calcium, protects against ischemia-reperfusion injury and possesses blood pressure-lowering properties. It also has a role in bile formation and fat digestion. Deficiency of taurine is associated with anxiety, hyperactivity, epilepsy and depression.

Storage Class

13 - Non Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 2

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


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Phototrophic utilization of taurine by the purple nonsulfur bacteria Rhodopseudomonas palustris and Rhodobacter sphaeroides.
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The potential health benefits of taurine in cardiovascular disease.
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Experimental and Clinical Cardiology, 13(2), 57-65 (2008)
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