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A7250

Sigma-Aldrich

N-Acetyl-L-cysteine

Sigma Grade, ≥99% (TLC), powder

Synonym(s):
LNAC, NAC
Linear Formula:
HSCH2CH(NHCOCH3)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
163.19
Beilstein:
1724426
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.26

Quality Level

grade

Sigma Grade

assay

≥99% (TLC)

form

powder

color

white to off-white

mp

106-108 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 100 mg/mL (with heating)

application(s)

cell analysis

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC(=O)N[C@@H](CS)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C5H9NO3S/c1-3(7)6-4(2-10)5(8)9/h4,10H,2H2,1H3,(H,6,7)(H,8,9)/t4-/m0/s1

InChI key

PWKSKIMOESPYIA-BYPYZUCNSA-N

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Application

N-Acetyl-L-cysteine has been used to suppress oxygen-dependent hydroxyurea sensitivity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It has also been used as an antioxidant for the treatment of C2C12 murine myoblasts.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle
5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Antioxidant and mucolytic agent. Increases cellular pools of free radical scavengers. Reported to prevent apoptosis in neuronal cells but induce apoptosis in smooth muscle cells. Inhibits HIV replication. May serve as a substrate for microsomal glutathione transferase.

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Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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