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L-Leucine

Abbreviation

L-Leu

Chemical Name

(2S)-2-Amino-4-methylpentanoic Acid

Chemical Formula

C6H13NO2

Molecular Weight

131.17

Nitrogen Content

10.68%

CAS Number

61-90-5

Conforms To

USP, EP, JP

Solubility

Sparingly soluble in water

Assay

98.5 to 101.0%

Description

White crystals or crystalline powder; slightly bitter taste

Country of Origin

Pharma grade: USA, China, Food grade: Brazil

Manufacturing Process

Fermentation

Packaging

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

Additional Information

Leucine, an essential amino acid, is one of the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) that is used as an important component of sports nutrition and health foods to increase energy, enhance endurance and aid in muscle recovery. Leucine can also be used as a flavoring substance and as a lubricant for tablet production.

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