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laevo-methionyl glycine

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Name:2-[[(2S)-2-amino-4-methylsulfanylbutanoyl]amino]acetic acid
CAS Number: 14486-03-4Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:238-487-9
Nikkaji Web:J81.776G
XlogP3-AA:-3.00 (est)
Molecular Weight:206.26518000
Formula:C7 H14 N2 O3 S
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Category:special dietary and nutritional additives
US / EU / FDA / JECFA / FEMA / FLAVIS / Scholar / Patent Information:
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JECFA Food Flavoring:2122 L-methionylglycine
DG SANTE Food Flavourings:17.037 L-methionylglycine
FEMA Number:4692 L-methionylglycine
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Mainterm (SATF):14486-03-4 ; L-METHIONYLGLYCINE
Physical Properties:
Appearance:white powder (est)
Assay: 98.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: 190.00 to 201.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 487.00 to 488.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Flash Point: 479.00 °F. TCC ( 248.60 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): -1.203 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 1.725e+004 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: savory
savory meaty cheesy
Odor Description:at 1.00 % in propylene glycol. savory meaty cheesy
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma
For experimental / research use only.
For experimental / research use only.
Chemical Sources Association
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Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
special dietary and nutritional additives
Recommendation for laevo-methionyl glycine usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 1.20 (μg/capita/day)
Modified Theoretical Added Maximum Daily Intake (mTAMDI): 24000 (μg/person/day)
Threshold of Concern:90 (μg/person/day)
Structure Class: III
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 25
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 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: 50.000001000.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): --
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: 50.000001000.00000
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: --
fruit ices: --
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: 50.000001000.00000
hard candy: --
imitation dairy: 50.000001000.00000
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: 50.000001000.00000
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: 50.000001000.00000
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: 50.000001000.00000
snack foods: 50.000001000.00000
soft candy: --
soups: 50.000001000.00000
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
Food categories according to Commission Regulation EC No. 1565/2000 (EC, 2000) in FGE.06 (EFSA, 2002a). According to the Industry the "normal" use is defined as the average of reported usages and "maximum use" is defined as the 95th percentile of reported usages (EFSA, 2002i).
Note: mg/kg = 0.001/1000 = 0.000001 = 1/1000000 = ppm.
 average usage mg/kgmaximum usage mg/kg
Dairy products, excluding products of category 02.0 (01.0): 150.000003000.00000
Fats and oils, and fat emulsions (type water-in-oil) (02.0): --
Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet (03.0): --
Processed fruit (04.1): 50.000001000.00000
Processed vegetables (incl. mushrooms & fungi, roots & tubers, pulses and legumes), and nuts & seeds (04.2): 50.000001000.00000
Confectionery (05.0): --
Chewing gum (05.3): --
Cereals and cereal products, incl. flours & starches from roots & tubers, pulses & legumes, excluding bakery (06.0): --
Bakery wares (07.0): 50.000001000.00000
Meat and meat products, including poultry and game (08.0): --
Fish and fish products, including molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (MCE) (09.0): --
Eggs and egg products (10.0): --
Sweeteners, including honey (11.0): --
Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, protein products, etc. (12.0): 100.000002000.00000
Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (13.0): --
Non-alcoholic ("soft") beverages, excl. dairy products (14.1): --
Alcoholic beverages, incl. alcohol-free and low-alcoholic counterparts (14.2): --
Ready-to-eat savouries (15.0): 100.000002000.00000
Composite foods (e.g. casseroles, meat pies, mincemeat) - foods that could not be placed in categories 01.0 - 15.0 (16.0): --
Safety References:
European Food Safety Athority(EFSA):Flavor usage levels; Subacute, Subchronic, Chronic and Carcinogenicity Studies; Developmental / Reproductive Toxicity Studies; Genotoxicity Studies...

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 305 (FGE.305): L-Methionylglycine of chemical group 34
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EPI System: View
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EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :6992930
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
2-[[(2S)-2-amino-4-methylsulfanylbutanoyl]amino]acetic acid
 2-[[(2S)-2-amino-4-methylsulfanylbutanoyl]amino]acetic acid
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid):6992930
Pubchem (sid):135040961
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
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Export Tariff Code:2930.90.9190
FDA Listing of Food Additive Status:View
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
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((S)-2-amino-4-methylsulfanyl-butyrylamino)-acetic acid
2-[[(2S)-2-amino-4-methylsulfanylbutanoyl]amino]acetic acid
((2S)-2-amino-4-methylthiobutanoylamino)acetic acid
2-[(2S)-2-amino-4-methylthiobutanoylamino]acetic acid
 glycine, L-methionyl-
 glycine, N-L-methionyl-


PubMed:Hydrolysis of the amide bond in methionine-containing peptides catalyzed by various palladium(II) complexes: dependence of the hydrolysis rate on the steric bulk of the catalyst.
Leffingwell & Associates:Flavor Properties of FEMA GRAS List 25 flavor chemicals
PubMed:Reaction of [Pt(Gly-Gly-N,N',O)I]- with the N-acetylated dipeptide L-methionyl-L-histidine: selective platination of the histidine side chain by intramolecular migration of the platinum(II) complex.
PubMed:Platinum(II) complexes with l-methionylglycine and l-methionyl-l-leucine ligands: synthesis, characterization and in vitro antitumoral activity.
PubMed:Cisplatin mediates selective downstream hydrolytic cleavage of Met-(Gly)(n)-His segments (n=1,2) in methionine- and histidine-containing peptides: the role of ammine loss trans to the initial Pt-S(Met) anchor in facilitating amide hydrolysis.
PubMed:Glycyl-L-sarcosine absorption across ovine omasal epithelium during coincubation with other peptide substrates and volatile fatty acids.
PubMed:Absorption of L-carnosine, L-methionine, and L-methionylglycine by isolated sheep ruminal and omasal epithelial tissue.
PubMed:Chloralanyl and propargylglycyl dipeptides. Suicide substrate containing antibacterials.
PubMed:Coordination chemistry of peptides. Part II. Crystal structure of cyclo-L-methionylglycine and studies of metal complexation.
PubMed:Determination of bioavailability of some long-chain N-substituted derivatives of L-methionine and L-lysine.
PubMed:Small intestinal dipeptidases and disaccharidases in experimental uremia in rats.
PubMed:[Use of small peptides to study the loss of available methionine, lysine and tryptophan during technological processing].
PubMed:Oligopeptide transport in proline peptidase mutants of Salmonella typhimurium.
PubMed:Effect of semi-starvation on intestinal absorption of L-methionine and the dipeptide L-methionyl-L-methionine in the rat.
PubMed:Synthesis of L-methionyl-L-glutamuyl-L-histidyl-L-phenylalanyl-L-argin-vl-L-tryptophyl-glycine and its melanocvte-stimulating and corticotropin-releasing activity.
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