A9165

Sigma-Aldrich

N-Acetyl-L-cysteine

suitable for cell culture, BioReagent

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

Quality Level

product line

BioReagent

assay

≥99% (TLC)

form

powder

application(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

color

white to off-white

mp

106-108 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 100 mg/mL (with heating)

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 as a component of intestinal basal medium for the culture of mouse intestinal stem cells and also as a component of expansion medium.

Packaging

5, 25, 100 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

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. My media turned yellow when I added N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), Product A9165.  Why?

    The pH of a 1% solution is 2.0-2.8.  You may need to adjust the pH of the media with NaOH.  Or, prior to addition to the media, you can initially dilute the NAC with PBS, and then add it to the culture media.

  2. How stable is a solution of Product A9165, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)?

    Aqueous solutions of cysteine oxidize to cystine on contact with air at neutral or alkaline pH. We recommend making aqueous solutions fresh.  NAC is relatively stable in acid.  Solutions in acid are stable and can be stored at -20 °C.

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