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W381918 Sigma-Aldrich

L-Arginine

99%, FCC, FG

Synonym: (S)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic acid

  • CAS Number 74-79-3

  • Linear Formula H2NC(=NH)NH(CH2)3CH(NH2)CO2H

  • Molecular Weight 174.20

  •  FEMA Number 3819

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1725413

  •  EC Number 200-811-1

  •  MDL number MFCD00002635

  •  eCl@ss 32160406

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901894

  •  Flavis number 17.003

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

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Quality Level   400
biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
Agency/Method   meets purity specifications of JECFA
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012
  FCC
  FDA 21 CFR 172.320
assay   99%
form   powder or crystals
optical activity   [α]20/D +27°, c = 8 in 6 M HCl
mp   222 °C (dec.) (lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   faint
food allergen   no known allergens
SMILES string   N[C@@H](CCCNC(N)=N)C(O)=O
InChI   1S/C6H14N4O2/c7-4(5(11)12)2-1-3-10-6(8)9/h4H,1-3,7H2,(H,11,12)(H4,8,9,10)/t4-/m0/s1
InChI key   ODKSFYDXXFIFQN-BYPYZUCNSA-N
Gene Information   human ... NOS1(4842), NOS2(4843)
rat ... Ppm1a(24666)

Description

General description

L-Arginine is an amino acid that plays a key role in many physiological processes such as tissue repair and reproduction. It is a key precursor for synthesizing nitric oxide in mammals. Due to these factors, the dietary supplementation with L-arginine may show a range of health benefits.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

5, 10 kg in poly drum

Biochem/physiol Actions

Substrate of nitric oxide synthase, which is converted to citrulline and nitric oxide (NO). Induces insulin release by a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
CF1934200
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles

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