L-tryptophan is also known as α-aminoindolyl propionic acid, molecular formula: C11H12N2O2, white to yellow-white crystal or crystalline powder. Odorless or slightly smelly, coloring after long-term light. It is more stable when heated with acid in the dark. It is easily decomposed when coexisting with other amino acids, sugars and aldehydes.
Used as a food fortifier and antioxidant. It is also used in medicine. It is synthesized from indole aldehyde. It can also be obtained from trypsin decomposition and synthesis.
Foreign name L-Tryptophan
Chemical formula C11H12N2O2
Molecular weight 204.225
CAS Registry Number 73-22-3
EINECS accession number 200-795-6
Melting point 289 ºC
Water solubility 1.1 g/100ml (25ºC)
Appearance White crystal or crystalline powder, slightly odor, slightly bitter taste
People: Nutritional supplements. Antioxidants. Tryptophan is the precursor of the human body's important neurotransmitter 5-hydroxytryptamine and one of the essential amino acids; used in nutritional supplements for pregnant women and special milk powder for infants; used in the treatment of niacin deficiency (pellagra) Medicine; as a tranquilizer, regulate mental rhythm and improve sleep.
Animals: Promote the feeding of animals, weaken the stress response, improve animal sleep, increase the antibodies of the fetus and young, and improve the lactation of dairy animals. Reduce the amount of high-quality dietary protein, save feed costs, reduce the amount of dietary protein feed, and save formula space.
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