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05159 Sigma-Aldrich

β-Alanine

BioUltra, ≥99.0% (NT)

Synonym: β-Ala, 3-Aminopropionic acid

  • CAS Number 107-95-9

  • Linear Formula NH2CH2CH2COOH

  • Molecular Weight 89.09

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 906793

  •  EC Number 203-536-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00008200

  •  eCl@ss 39030936

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329747648

  •  NACRES NA.26

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Properties

Related Categories Amino Acids, BioUltra, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Humulus lupulus (Hops),
Quality Level   200
product line   BioUltra
assay   ≥99.0% (NT)
form   powder or crystals
impurities   insoluble matter, passes filter test
ign. residue   ≤0.1%
loss   ≤0.1% loss on drying, 20 °C (HV)
pH   6.0-7.5
mp   202 °C (dec.) (lit.)
solubility   H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless
anion traces   chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
  sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg
cation traces   Al: ≤5 mg/kg
  As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
  Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
  Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
  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
  Li: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
  Na: ≤50 mg/kg
  Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
  Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
  Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
  Zn: ≤5 mg/kg
λ   1 M in H2O
UV absorption   λ: 260 nm Amax: ≤0.02
  λ: 280 nm Amax: ≤0.02
SMILES string   NCCC(O)=O
InChI   1S/C3H7NO2/c4-2-1-3(5)6/h1-2,4H2,(H,5,6)
InChI key   UCMIRNVEIXFBKS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

β-Alanine, a β−amino acid, is a component of pantothenic acid and the rate-limiting amino acid in the biosynthesis of the histidinyl antioxidant dipeptides carnosine and anserine. Endogenous β-amino acid that is a nonselective agonist at glycine receptors and a ligand for the G protein-coupled orphan receptor, TGR7 (MrgD). β-Alanine flux plays a cytoprotective role by supporting the osmotic stability of marine organisms, preimplantation mouse embryos and mammalian cells exposed to hypoxic stress.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 05159.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

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Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

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