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T8941

Sigma-Aldrich

L-Tryptophan

from non-animal source, meets EP, JP, USP testing specifications, suitable for cell culture, 99.0-101.0%

Synonym(s):
L-α-Amino-3-indolepropionic acid, (S)-2-Amino-3-(3-indolyl)propionic acid
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C11H12N2O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
204.23
Beilstein:
86197
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
32160406
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.26

Quality Level

biological source

non-animal source

Agency

USP/NF
meets EP testing specifications
meets JP testing specifications
meets USP testing specifications

product line

BioXtra

assay

99.0-101.0%

form

powder

quality

meets EP, JP, USP testing specifications

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

endotoxin, tested

color

white to yellow

mp

280-285 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

1 M HCl: 10 mg/mL

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

SMILES string

N[C@@H](Cc1c[nH]c2ccccc12)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C11H12N2O2/c12-9(11(14)15)5-7-6-13-10-4-2-1-3-8(7)10/h1-4,6,9,13H,5,12H2,(H,14,15)/t9-/m0/s1

InChI key

QIVBCDIJIAJPQS-VIFPVBQESA-N

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Application

L-Tryptophan has been used in PreC media preparation and in cell culture.

Packaging

10 mg in glass bottle
25, 100 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Tryptophan (Trp) is one of the functional amino acids that is associated with growth, reproduction, maintenance and immunity. Increased Trp availability is necessary for the regulation of mood, cognition and behaviour. It is hypothesised that L-Trp might be useful in inducing sleep in healthy adults against the normal circadian rhythm. Trp uptake by the brain depends on the plasma ratio of Trp to all of the other LNAAs (large neutral amino acids). Higher the Trp:LNAAs ratio, greater is the Trp uptake.

Other Notes

Amino acid precursor of serotonin and melatonin

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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