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L-Arginine

Abbreviation

L-Arg

Chemical Name

(2S)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid

Chemical Formula

C6H14N4O2

Molecular Weight

174.20

Nitrogen Content

32.16%

CAS Number

74-79-3

Conforms To

USP, EP, JP

Solubility

Freely soluble in water

Assay

98.5 to 101.0%

Description

White crystals or crystalline powder

Country of Origin

Japan

Manufacturing Process

Fermentation

Packaging

1 Kg, 10 Kg poly pail, 50 Kg fiber drum

Additional Information

Arginine, considered a non-essential amino acid for adults, is essential for infants because they have not yet acquired a sufficient capacity for in-vivo synthesis. Arginine is in parenteral and enteral nutrition and because of its natural moisturizing ability; it is useful in the formulation of cosmetic creams shampoos and rinses.

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