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L-Carnitine inner salt

≥99.0% (NT)

Synonym: (−)-(R)-3-Hydroxy-4-(trimethylammonio)butyrate, Vitamin BT

  • CAS Number 541-15-1

  • Linear Formula (CH3)3N+CH2CH(OH)CH2COO-

  • Molecular Weight 161.20

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 4292315

  •  EC Number 208-768-0

  •  MDL number MFCD00038747

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Properties

InChI Key   PHIQHXFUZVPYII-ZCFIWIBFSA-N
assay   ≥99.0% (NT)
optical activity   [α]20/D −31±1°, c = 10% in H2O
ign. residue   ≤0.1% (as SO4)
loss   ≤0.1% loss on drying
mp   197-212 °C (lit.)
solubility   H2O: 0.1 g/mL at 20 °C, clear, colorless
cation traces   Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
  Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
  Co: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
  Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
  K: ≤50 mg/kg
  Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
  Na: ≤100 mg/kg
  Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
  Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
  Zn: ≤5 mg/kg
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

Carnitine is a quaternary amine that occurs naturally in most mammalian tissue. It is present in relatively high concentrations in skeletal muscle and heart where it is involved in regulating energy metabolism. It shifts glucose metabolism from glycolysis to glycogen storage and enhances the transport of long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are oxidized for energy production.

Other Notes

Review. Carnitine and its role in fatty acid metabolism

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
BP2980000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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