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W368401

Sigma-Aldrich

L-Glutamine

Synonym(s):
Levoglutamide, L-Glutamic acid 5-amide, (S)-2,5-Diamino-5-oxopentanoic acid
Linear Formula:
H2NCOCH2CH2CH(NH2)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
146.14
FEMA Number:
3684
Beilstein:
1723797
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
17.007
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

optical activity

[α]/D 29 to 33°, c = 2% in 1 M HCl

mp

185 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

H2O: very soluble 14.6 g/L (completely)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Organoleptic

milk

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

N[C@@H](CCC(N)=O)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C5H10N2O3/c6-3(5(9)10)1-2-4(7)8/h3H,1-2,6H2,(H2,7,8)(H,9,10)/t3-/m0/s1

InChI key

ZDXPYRJPNDTMRX-VKHMYHEASA-N

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Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid that is a crucial component of culture media that serves as a major energy source for cells in culture. L-Glutamine is very stable as a dry powder and as a frozen solution. In liquid media or stock solutions, however, L-glutamine degrades relatively rapidly. Optimal cell performance usually requires supplementation of the media with L-glutamine prior to use.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  5. Is the molecular weight of L-Glutamine 146.14 or 146.15? The label information changed.

    Based on a molecular formula of C5H10N2O3, the molecular weight to seven significant figures is 146.1456. Over the years, this value may have been reported in Sigma-Aldrich documentation or on labels as either 146.15 (by rounding up) or 146.14 (by truncation). The material itself has not changed.

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