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L-Glutamic Acid

Abbreviation

L-Glu

Chemical Name

(S)-2-Aminoglutaric Acid

Chemical Formula

C5H9NO4

Molecular Weight

147.13

Nitrogen Content

9.52%

CAS Number

56-86-0

Conforms To

EP

Solubility

Slightly soluble in water

Assay

99.0% to 100.5%

Description

White crystals or crystalline powder, slightly characteristic taste

Country of Origin

Pharma grade: Japan, Food grade: Brazil

Manufacturing Process

Fermentation

Packaging

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

Additional Information

Glutamic Acid is a non-essential amino acid and functions as an important neurotransmitter and as a metabolic intermediate in the Krebs cycle. It is a primary component of the savory flavor umami. Both aspartic acid and glutamic acid play important roles as general acids in enzyme active centers, as well as in maintaining the solubility and ionic character of proteins.

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