L-Glutamic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

L-Glutamic Acid Properties

L-Glutamic Acid

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Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid.It is used as a food additive and flavour enhancer in the form of its sodium salt monosodium glutamate.It is a major precursor of glutamine, proline, ornothine, arginine, glutathione, and GABA.It is an important excitatory neurotransmitter which plays a key role in long-term potentiation and is important for learning and memory.It is a key molecule in cellular metabolism.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystalline Powder
CAS Number 56-86-0
Density 1.538 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-293-7
HS Code 29224200
IUPAC Name 2-Aminopentanedioic Acid
Melting Point 205 °C
Molar Mass 147.13 g/mol
Molecular Formula C5H9NO4
RTECS Number LZ9700000
Synonyms Fema 3285;Glutamic Acid, L-;Glutamic Acid Base;Glutacid;L-Alpha-Aminoglutaric Acid;L-Glutamate
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