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L-Tryptophan

Abbreviation

L-Trp

Chemical Name

(2S)-2-Amino-3-(indol-3-yl) Propanoic Acid

Chemical Formula

C11H12N2O2

Molecular Weight

204.23

Nitrogen Content

13.72%

CAS Number

73-22-3

Conforms To

USP, EP, JP

Solubility

Slightly soluble in water

Assay

99.0 to 101.0%

Description

White to yellowish white crystals, or crystalline powder

Country of Origin

USA

Manufacturing Process

Fermentation

Packaging

500 grams, 10 Kg poly pail, 25 Kg fiber drum

Additional Information

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is required to maintain appropriate levels of serotonin and melatonin. It is used in parenteral and enteral nutrition and is an active ingredient in many antidepressants, hypnotics and natural sleep aids.

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