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L-Glutamic Acid (56-86-0 ) C5H9NO4

  • Chemical Name: L-Glutamic acid
  • CAS No.:56-86-0
  • MF: C5H9NO4
  • MW: 147.13
  • Purity: >98% or As customer requested
  • Color: White
  • Chemical Properties: Off-White to Pale Yellow Solid
  • Water Solubility: 7.5 g/L (20 ºC)
  • Product Categories: Fine chemicals; amino acid; chemicals; pharmaceutical intermediate; APIs
  • Test method: HPLC
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What is L-glutamic acid?

L-glutamic acid is an optically active form of glutamic acid having L-configuration. It has a role as a nutraceutical, a micronutrient, an Escherichia coli metabolite, a mouse metabolite and a neurotransmitter. It is a glutamine family amino acid, a proteinogenic amino acid, a glutamic acid and a L-alpha-amino acid. It is a conjugate acid of a L-glutamate(1-). It is an enantiomer of a D-glutamic acid.

Basic information   
Product Name: L-Glutamic acid
Synonyms:

l glutamate; glutaton; l glutaminic acid; glutamic acid; glutacid

CAS: 56-86-0
MF: C5H9NO4
MW: 147.13
EINECS: 200-293-7
Product Categories: Fine chemicals; amino acid; chemicals; pharmaceutical intermediate; APIs; Food & Feed ADDITIVES; Amino acids series
Chemical Structure

L-Glutamic acid            

Chemical Properties    
Melting point  205 °C (dec.) (lit.)
alpha  32 º (c=10,2N HCl)
Boiling point  267.21°C (rough estimate)
density  1.54 g/cm3 at 20 °C
FEMA  3285 | L-GLUTAMIC ACID
refractive index  1.4300 (estimate)
storage temp.  2-8°C
solubility  1 M HCl: 100 mg/mL
form  powder
pka 2.13(at 25℃)
color  White
PH 3.0-3.5 (8.6g/l, H2O, 25℃)
optical activity [α]20/D +32°, c = 10 in 2 M HCl
Water Solubility  7.5 g/L (20 ºC)
λmax λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.1
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.1
JECFA Number 1420
Merck  14,4469
BRN  1723801
Usage And Synthesis      

Chemical Properties:

L-glutamic acid is a white phosphorus flake crystal. It is odorless with a slightly special sour flavor. It is slightly acidic. It is slightly soluble in cold water, easily soluble in water, but almost insoluble in ether, acetone and cold acetic acid and is insoluble in ethanol and methanol.   

L-glutamic acid Uses:

1. It can be used for the pharmaceutical, food additives, and nutritional supplements.
2. It can be used for biochemical research. In medicine, it can be used for treating hepatic coma, seizures prevention, and reducing ketonuria and ketosis.
3. It can be used as salt substitute, nutritional supplements, and flavor enhancer (mainly for meat, poultry, soups and so on). It can also be used as the prevention agent for the production of magnesium ammonium phosphate in shrimp, crabs and other aquatic can with the usage amount of 0.3% to 1.6%. According to the provisions of GB 2760-96, it can be used as a spice.
4. L-glutamate is mainly used for the production of monosodium glutamate, spices, and as a salt substitute, nutritional supplements and biochemical reagents.  

Technical Support & Resources      

Information provided in the product description is from published literature. Due to the nature of scientific experimentation, your results (e.g., selectivity and effective concentrations) or specific application for this product may differ. If you have questions about how this product fits your application, please contact our technical support staff.

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