Overview

  • Product name
    L-Tryptophan
  • Description
    Essential amino acid.
  • Alternative names
    • (S)-2-Amino-3-(3-indolyl)propionic acid
    • (S)-Tryptophan
    • Ardeytropin
    • L-Tryptophane
    • Trofan
    • Tryptacin
    see all
  • Biological description

    Essential amino acid which is necessary for normal growth in infants and for nitrogen balance in adults. Used as an antidepressant, anxiolytic and sleep aid. Precursor to niacin, indole alkaloids, serotonin and melatonin.

  • Purity
    > 99%

Properties

  • Molecular weight
    204.20
  • Chemical structure
    Chemical Structure
  • Molecular formula
    C11H12N2O2
  • CAS Number
    73-22-3
  • Storage instructions
    Store at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • Source

    Synthetic

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Bischoff L  et al. Molecular basis for the ribosome functioning as an L-tryptophan sensor. Cell Rep 9:469-75 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25310980) »
  • Steinert RE  et al. Effects of intraduodenal infusion of L-tryptophan on ad libitum eating, antropyloroduodenal motility, glycemia, insulinemia, and gut peptide secretion in healthy men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:3275-84 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24926954) »

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