Monosodium Glutamate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Monosodium Glutamate Properties

Monosodium Glutamate

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Monosodium Glutamate is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant naturally-occurring non-essential amino acids. It is found in tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, and other vegetables and fruits.Monosodium Glutamate is used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer with an umami taste that intensifies the meaty, savory flavor of food, as naturally occurring glutamate does in foods such as stews and meat soups. Monosodium Glutamate as a flavor enhancer balances, blends and rounds the perception of other tastes. It can be used to reduce the intake of sodium, which contributes to hypertension, heart disease and stroke.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystalline Solid
Boiling Point 333.8 ºC
CAS Number 32221-81-1
EINECS Number 205-538-1
IUPAC Name Sodium 2-Amino-4-Carboxybutanoate
InChI 1S/C5H9NO4.Na/c6-3(5(9)10)1-2-4(7)8;/h3H,1-2,6H2,(H,7,8)(H,9,10);/q;+1/p-1
Molar Mass 169.11g/mol
Molecular Formula C5H8NNaO4
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms DL-Monosodium Glutamate;Sodium Glutamate(1-);Sodium Acid L-Glutamate;Monosodium Glutamate;Sodium 5-Oxido-5-Oxonorvaline;Amiopetandioic Acid Monosodium Salt;Glutamic Acid, Monosodium Salt;DL-MSG;MSG uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X