gamma-Amino-N-butyric acid
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gamma-Amino-N-butyric acid
Alias
4-Aminobutyric acid
Butanoic acid, 4-amino-
Butyric acid, 4-amino-
gamma-Aminobutyric acid
GABA
Category
Zwitterionic surfactants-Amino acid
CAS No.
56-12-2
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C4H9NO2
Molecular Weight: 103.12
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: white solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Hygroscopicity: hygroscopic.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal Toxicity[1]: rat intravenous LD50: > 5000mg/Kg;
rat intraperitoneal LD50: 5400mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 12680mg/Kg;
mouse intraperitoneal LD50: 4950mg/Kg;
mouse intravenous LD50: 2748mg/Kg.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: Biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent antistatic, hydrotropic abilities. Promote ethanol metabolism. The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter of central nervous system.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives, %,≥
90
 
Major Uses
Conditioning agent in personal care products.
Use as antistatic agent.
Use as deodorizer.
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Use as food additives.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:56-12-2
Update: 20140913(1);

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