L-Aspartic acid | 56-84-8

Additional information

CAS ID

56-84-8

IUPAC Name

(2S)-2-aminobutanedioic acid

Molecular Formula

C4H7NO4

Molecular Weight

SMILES

C(C(C(=O)O)N)C(=O)O

Description

PubChem CID5960

Synonyms
aspartic acid, H-Asp-OH, Asparagic acid, L-Asparaginic acid, L-aspartate, Asparaginic acid

Aspartic Acid is a non-essential amino acid in humans, Aspartic Acid has an overall negative charge and plays an important role in the synthesis of other amino acids and in the citric acid and urea cycles. Asparagine, arginine, lysine, methionine, isoleucine, and some nucleotides are synthesized from aspartic acid. Aspartic acid also serves as a neurotransmitter. (NCI04)

NCI Thesaurus (NCIt)

Beilstein1723530
Merck Index14,840
Solubility InformationSoluble in water(4.5g/L).
Formula Weight133.1
Percent Purity≥98%
Density1.66
Melting Point>300°C (decomposition)
OdorOdorless
Optical Rotation+25° (c=2 in 5N HCl)

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