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L-Carnitine

Item № 21489
CAS № 541-15-1
Purity ≥95%
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                (CAS 541-15-1)
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     5 g $25.00 0.00
     10 g $43.00 0.00
     25 g $88.00 0.00
     50 g $163.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-07-17. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Description
Synonyms
  • (–)-Carnitine
  • Levocarnitine

L-Carnitine is an essential metabolite that has diverse roles in metabolism, most notably facilitating the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondrial matrix for β-oxidation.1,2 L-Carnitine is obtained from dietary sources or by the metabolism of lysine and methionine. It is also important for the maintenance of coenzyme A (CoA; Item No. 16147) stores.

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Technical Information
Formal Name
3-carboxy-2R-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-1-propanaminium, inner salt
CAS Number
541-15-1
Synonyms
  • (–)-Carnitine
  • Levocarnitine
Molecular Formula
C7H15NO3
Formula Weight
161.2
Purity
≥95%
Formulation
A crystalline solid
SMILES
[O-]C(C[C@@H](O)C[N+](C)(C)C)=O
InChI Code
InChI=1S/C7H15NO3/c1-8(2,3)5-6(9)4-7(10)11/h6,9H,4-5H2,1-3H3/t6-/m1/s1
InChI Key
PHIQHXFUZVPYII-ZCFIWIBFSA-N

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Shipping & Storage
Storage
Room temperature
Shipping
Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
Stability
≥ 2 years
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References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Vaz, F.M., and Wanders, R.J.A. Carnitine biosynthesis in mammals Biochem. J. 361(Pt 3), 417-429 (2002).

2. Fu, L., Huang, M., and Chen, S. Primary carnitine deficiency and cardiomyopathy Korean. Circ. J. 43(12), 785-792 (2013).

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