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DL-Methionine

DL-Methionine DL-Methionine
IUPAC Name
2-amino-4-(methylthio)butanoic acid
HS Code
2930
Formula
C5H11NO2S
Appearance
White Powder
Cas No.
59-51-8
Common Names
L-Methionine, Liquimeth, Methionine
Packaging
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Category
  • Food
  • Pharma
Sub Category
  • Food
  • Medicinal
  • Pharmaceuticals

Brief Overview

DL-methionine is an essential amino acid containing sulphur. Methionine consists of an asymmetric carbon and exists as D (dextrogyre) and L (levogyre) optical isomers. 

 

Manufacturing Process

The production process of methionine requires six main raw materials: sulphur, methanol, ammonia, propylene, sulphuric acid and energy (gas – CH4). Methionine methyl mercaptan-propionaldehyde (MMP), the first intermediate, is converted to DL-methionine.
 

Veterinarian Industry

Urinary acidifier used to treat and prevent certain types of urinary stones of cats and dogs

 

Food Industry

Additive in spices, extracts, colorings, and flavors
Material in food packaging, paper plates, cutlery, small appliances such as roasters

 

Other Applications

Ingredient used in the manufacturing of tobacco products, shampoo, and pesticide
Test material used to detect hyperhomocysteinemia in patients with arteriosclerosis and other conditions