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Methionine

Met, M

A sulfur containing essential amino acid that is important in many body functions. It is a chelating agent for heavy metals.

Name L-Methionine1)
CAS No.63-68-3
Molecular Weight 149.21134 g/mol
Molecular Formula C5H11NO2S
XLogP -1.9
m.p.276-279℃
pK1(25℃)2.13
pK2(25℃)9.28
tastebitter
PubChem image 6137

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Links

1) (2S)-2-amino-4-methylsulfanyl-butanoic acid